Gold has stated that he found it refreshing that the West Ham manager did not look for excuses following his side’s 2-0 defeat to Watford away from home at Vicarage Road in the Premier League last weekend.
“I know everyone was disappointed with the defeat at Vicarage Road, but I cannot stress how refreshing it is to see how honest Slaven was after the game,” the 79-year-old wrote on West Ham’s official website.
“Even the top coaches in the world can make excuses when their team suffers a defeat, but Slaven is honest and tells it how it is and I like that in a manager because we all want to know the truth.”
West Ham’s performance against Watford last weekend left much to be desired, and Bilic will want his players to bounce back in style today.
The Hammers will host Everton at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League this afternoon.
It will not be easy for the London outfit to pick up all three points, as the Toffees have lofty ambitions of their own and are in good form at the moment.
West Ham are sixth in the league table at the moment with 20 points from 11 matches, just a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
Everton are currently ninth in the standings with 16 points from 11 games.