West Ham boss Slaven Bilic favourite for the sackby Jack Kitson / 11 September 2017, 13:22Tweet
Slaven Bilic has returned to the summit of the Premier League Sack Race after Frank de Boer became the first top-flight managerial casualty of the season.
De Boer lasted only four league games spanning just 77 days, but could another boss fall victim to the Sack Race in the near future?
Like De Boer Bilic (7/4) is also pointless following defeats to Man Utd, Southampton and Newcastle, during which the Hammers have leaked in a whopping 10 goals, leaving the club rock-bottom of the Premier League.
West Ham return to the London Stadium tonight (Monday) for the first time this season as they look to avoid becoming the eleventh team in Premier League history to lose their opening four games (Bournemouth and Crystal Palace became the ninth and tenth over the weekend).
Bilic’s men face surprise high-flyers Huddersfield, who under David Wagner have accumulated an impressive seven points from their opening three games, while they’re yet to concede. A win in the capital will shoot the club level with two Manchester clubs at the top of the table after four matches.
But, while Bilic is under-pressure, he appears to have the backing of the majority of the fans, who instead are directing their frustrating at the comedy duo of David Gold and David Sullivan. The less said about these two the better.
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, who has grabbed maximum points from his last two games, is next in the running at 8/1, followed by Swansea gaffer Paul Clement (9/1), and Leicester's Craig Shakespeare (12/1).