Report: West Ham deny Thomas Tuchel reports but bookies still make Slaven Bilic favourite to go

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in...

West Ham United have reportedly denied claims they have made an approach for German manager Thomas Tuchel.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

The Hammers have endured a difficult start to the new season, winning just one of their six games so far.

Slaven Bilic is a man under pressure with West Ham sat in the bottom three and facing a run of winnable pressure fixtures.

The likes of Rafa Benitez and Roberto Mancini had been linked with the Hammers hotseat.

But a win over Huddersfield and draw at West Bromwich Albion had briefly lifted the gloom gathering over the London Stadium.

Defeat to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, and some questionable tactical decisions from Bilic have once again cast doubt over the Croatian's future in East London.

Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel smiles after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match Eintracht Frankfurt v BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on May 27,...

Reports in the likes of The Sun claim the Hammers made an approach for former Borussia Dortmund manager Tuchel.

The 44-year-old left Dortmund in the summer and The Sun reports that he turned down West Ham's advances.

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

But West Ham supporters website Claret & Hugh, which claims to have an well-placed source at the club, says the owners have not approached Tuchel and still back Bilic.

However, that has cut no ice with bookmakers who have installed Bilic as the new 7/4 favourite to be sacked, replacing Everton boss Ronald Koeman at the top of the list, as highlighted by Oddschecker.

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