Report: West Ham United board frustrated with Slaven Bilic for giving players day off

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4,...

West Ham United were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in Slaven Bilic's last match in charge.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic reacts after losing the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east London on...

According to a report in the Telegraph, West Ham United’s board were frustrated with Slaven Bilic for giving the players the day off after a defeat to Liverpool.

Bilic was sacked after West Ham’s 4-1 loss at the weekend, and the Croatian’s decision to allow the squad to have the day off on Monday did not go down well.

West Ham’s board reportedly already were of the opinion that the team needed to work harder in training to keep up with their Premier League rivals, and the fact that they were afforded no punishment for their defeat to Liverpool didn’t go down well.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4,...

It proved to be the final straw for Bilic, who was let go by the Hammers yesterday.

West Ham have acted promptly to appoint Bilic’s replacement, with David Moyes being announced as their new boss this morning.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United controls the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017...

Moyes is expected to make West Ham work harder in training, as the Hammers look to move up the Premier League table.

West Ham are currently in 18th place in the top flight standings, with concerns growing that they could be relegated.

Moyes’ first match in charge will come next weekend, when West Ham take on Watford at Vicarage Road.

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