West Ham excited to get started under Slaven Bilic, says Diego Poyet

The midfielder says the whole squad is aware of their new boss' past achievements with Besiktas and Croatia.

Writing on Kicca, West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet says everyone is excited to get the season started under Slaven Bilic.

The former Croatia and Besiktas boss was confirmed as the club’s new manager last month, with Sam Allardyce coming to the end of his contract.

He has faced a difficult start to his reign though, with the Irons having to begin their season much earlier than everyone else and already having played three games in the Europa League’s early qualifying stages.

They also face a tough opening fixture against Arsenal, but Poyet says the squad is excited to get started in the Premier League under their new boss.

“Everyone knows how well Slaven Bilic did at Besiktas and also with Croatia. It’s really exciting for all of us at the club,” he wrote on Kicca.

“There’s a great presence about him and even though we were only with him for a couple days in Ireland, we all know what he’s achieved and are all very excited to get started.”

How will West Ham play under Slaven Bilic?

It’s hard to determine what style of football West Ham will play under Bilic at this moment in time, with much of pre-season still to go.

However, it is likely to be much different from what was on offer under Sam Allardyce, with many having complained over the years that his sides did not play the West Ham way.

That is something their new boss seems to bring back, with signings such as Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang showing he is keen to bring more technical players into the squad and change their style.

Whether they play the football the fans crave next season, remains to be seen.

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