West Brom chiefs ‘are still deciding whether to sack winless Slaven Bilic over the international break’, with relations between the manager and club’s board increasingly strained
- West Brom hierarchy are reportedly considering whether to dismiss Slaven Bilic
- The 52-year-old boss has found himself under scrutiny after failing to seal win
- The Baggies have just three points after eight games and are in 18th place
The West Brom hierarchy are reportedly still considering whether to relieve manager Slaven Bilic of his duties during the international break.
The 52-year-old manager has found himself under scrutiny after failing to pick up a win on their return to the Premier League.
And the club’s decision-makers are still mulling over whether to have a change in the West Brom hotseat, according to The Mirror.
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic has found himself under scrutiny after failing to pick up a win
The report claims that Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is one of the candidates who could replace the Croat at the Hawthorns.
Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that West Brom have already sounded out targets about their interest in taking over.
Bilic has faced a number of challenges in recent months and was frustrated by the pace of the club’s transfer dealings.
The Baggies came close to picking up a point from Spurs but were undone by Harry Kane
It has led to tension behind the scenes, particularly when midfielder Filip Krovinovic, identified as a key target after a successful loan spell last season, did not return from Benfica until late September.
West Brom came close to taking a point off Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham last weekend but were undone by an 88th-minute winner from Harry Kane.
Bilic’s side have picked up three draws so far this season and West Brom are in 18th place on just three points. They face a tough test at Manchester United following the international break and then face fellow strugglers Sheffield United on November 28.
‘I have been in football a long time and the pressure is always there,’ Bilic said earlier this month.
‘I thought we were going to do better. Are we rock bottom? No. We are in the relegation zone by one point.
‘Am I happy about that? No. But are we going to panic and lose belief? No. We have to be ready for a gun fight and to get away from the situation.’
Bilic’s side have picked up three draws this season and West Brom are in the bottom three