West Ham United have managed to turn their season around over the past two months.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic and Michail Antonio
Hammers legend Tony Cottee spoke to Sky Sports during West Ham's open training session at the London Stadium today, and explained how he is confident that Slaven Bilic is the man to take the club forward.
The East London outfit are currently sitting in 10th position In the Premier League table, nine points adrift of seventh placed Everton, and they are in the midst of a fine run of form, having won six and drawn one of their last 10 league outings.
And Cottee, who scored 148 goals for West Ham over the course of two separate spells with the club, told Sky Sports that he can see his former club finishing inside the top eight this term, and that the future looks bright for Bilic's men, especially if the Croatian is given sufficient funds with which to improve his squad over the summer:
“I think they’ll be difficult to finish in the top six. It was always going to be hard to repeat what happened last year. They’ll finish in the top 10, maybe eighth or ninth. Slaven knows his stuff, he’ll turn things around. Hopefully they’ll have a big transfer budget in the summer and bring in some top new players.”
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic
The Hammers headed out to Dubai today for a warm weather training camp, and Bilic will be hoping that his troops return refreshed, both mentally and physically.
And if they can string together a sustained run of victories, then maybe a place inside the Europa League spots is not quite as far fetched as some people think.
West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass and manager Slaven Bilic