Slaven Bilic has two wishes for West Ham

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The Croat outlines two things he wants at West Ham United next season.

Speaking to West Ham United's official website, manager Slaven Bilic has outlined two wishes he wants for the Irons next season.

The Hammers enjoyed a wonderful 2015-16 Premier League season which could, and probably should, have seen them qualify for the Europa League at the very least.

Instead, Bilic's side, who finished seventh, are hoping Manchester United beat Crystal Palace in Saturday's FA Cup final in order to secure entry into Europe's secondary competition.

Barring a couple of shock defeats, the East Londoners were rather consistent this past season and the Croatian boss hopes that his troops can retain that sense of togetherness for the 2016-17 campaign.

With the club set for its first year at the Olympic Stadium next term, the former Besiktas and Croatia manager would also like for the fans to bring the same "energy and atmosphere" which made the Boleyn Ground so special for 112 years.

"One wish is not enough really. First of all, I would like to keep the kind of dedication everyone has showed this season, the team spirit and to try and keep it all the time, without the little blips or dips," he told the club's official website.

"The second wish would be to take the energy and atmosphere from the crowd at the Boleyn Ground, wrap it up and take it with us to our new home. That is a real key for me"

 

So many of their victories in the 2015-16 campaign stemmed from Dimitri Payet's brilliance, and Bilic will be desperate to retain the  Frenchman's services amid speculation linking him to Real Madrid in the summer (The Mirror).

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