A poor run in Premier League has led to the sacking of the Croat tactician. With eleven rounds of league matches played, West Ham has only managed to win two games and lost six games. Before the contest against Liverpool, the Hammers had gone winless in three league matches in a row.

Despite playing a massive six home fixtures, West Ham United hasn't managed any win with three games ending in stalemates while losing the remaining three. The 4-1 defeat to Liverpool this weekend came a week after the Hammers allowed league strugglers, Crystal Palace to deny them the maximum points in the 2-2 draw where Wilfried Zaha scored in the closing minutes.

Relegation zone

The loss to Liverpool came after another home defeat where Premier League newcomers, Brighton & Hove Albion thumped the Hammers 3-0 at the London Stadium. West Ham United are currently in position eighteen in the league standings with just nine points- trailing Premier League leaders, Manchester City by a massive 22 points. Crystal Palace occupies the last spot with a paltry four points after only managing a single victory in the eleven matches played so far.

In a statement that the club's joint chairmen gave, David Sullivan and David Gold praised Slaven Bilic for conducting himself with "honesty and integrity" during his leadership period at London Stadium.

The chairmen regretted the decision to sack the Croat coach with some part of the statement reading ' with disappointment and heavy hearts.'

Other managers who have faced the same wrath

The first Premiership manager to be sacked this season was Frank de Boar who was coaching Crystal Palace. The Dutch trainer was dismissed due to a poor run of form that saw his side lose all Premier League matches during his tenure.

However, the former defender was able to win a League Cup match in which the Eagles beat Ipswich Town 2-1 Selhurst Park in August. Roy Hodgson who succeeded de Boar has only managed one win.

The second axle also went to another Dutchman where Ronald Koeman was relieved of his duty amidst poor performance at Everton. Koeman received his sacking after his team suffered a 5-2 loss to Arsenal in a game that the Toffees had taken the lead through Wayne Rooney.

David Unsworth who took over in an acting capacity has only mastered a single win and lost three consecutive matches in all competitions.

Craig Shakespeare who took the mantle at Leicester City after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri last season also found himself in the same position his predecessor was. Shakespeare's dismissal came after the Foxes lost 3-2 to Liverpool followed by two draws in Premier League. Michael Appleton who succeeded Shakespeare has won three of the four matches his side has played so far.

Who succeeds Bilic?

Part of the statement that the two chairmen issued asserted that: "We see this as an exciting opportunity to appoint a quality manager to the position to inject fresh ideas, organization, and enthusiasm into a very talented squad." The person who has met the qualification requirements is David Moyes.

David Moyes had an impressive period with Everton before Manchester United hired him to replace the retired Alex Ferguson. After his dismissal at Old Trafford, Moyes went to Spain to coach Real Sociedad where poor run followed him leading to his exit from Primera Liga. Moyes joins West Ham United after overseeing the relegation of Sunderland from Premier League last season.