Considering the general narrative surrounding West Ham’s season, the Hammers aren’t performing too badly at the moment. There were some dark days at the start of the campaign, but following their 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, the east London outfit find themselves in the top half of the table (ninth), which is no mean feat considering last term’s champions, Leicester, are very much involved in the relegation scrap.
Alas, plenty of water has passed under the bridge with the Irons this term and it seems that Slaven Bilic may indeed get the elbow before too long. There’s nothing to suggest the Croatian’s potential exit is imminent, but reports from the Mirror last week identified former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini as an option to replace the West Ham gaffer and claimed that he’s keen to return to English football.
With that in mind, we asked supporters if Mancini is the right man to replace Bilic, and 62% think he is…
The 52-year-old is currently out of work after leaving Inter last year and boasts a wealth of experience. He lifted the league title with Man City in 2011/12 and helped them to the FA Cup the season prior, but his time at the Etihad Stadium coincided with huge spending on top quality players, so his suitability to a tougher task at West Ham remains debatable..