West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insisted Europe is within their grasp after they thrashed West Brom 3-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Mark Noble’s double, after Cheikhou Kouyate’s opener, gave them an impressive win to move them into fifth in the Premier League.
They leapfrogged Manchester United on goal difference, although United will regain
And that means a return to the Nou Camp where he spent two years after signing from the Gunners in 2012. However, with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, Song is unlikely to nail down a starting place back in Spain.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola will take over at Manchester City next season while Italy coach Antonio Conte arrives at Chelsea after the Euro 2016 finals. Jose Mourinho is expected to make a return to the Premier League as replacement for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. And the West Ham manager is more excited
Slaven Bilic does not want to end the season as a Manchester United fan. The West Ham boss is chasing a top-six finish and a place in Europe, but an FA Cup final win for the Red Devils could extend the Europa League spots to seventh.
However, Bilic is hoping the Hammers will have sewn
Ray Winstone believes Chelsea and Jose Mourinho played a part in Joe Cole’s ‘downfall’. West Ham academy product Cole was the ‘next big thing’ in his teenage years, as Europe’s biggest clubs chased his signature and the nation had high hopes for the London-born attacker. Cole – now 34 years old and playing in League One with Coventry City
Slaven Bilic’s side won their first match last weekend against Watford after four consecutive draws. The Hammers need to create a winning streak, and a victory over the Baggies will help them tie Manchester United in fourth place.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is confident he will be able to keep star player Aaron Cresswell at the club this summer. The former Ipswich Town star has been linked with a move away in the summer, with both Manchester City and Liverpool linked with the 26-year-old, but Bilic is adamant he can keep hold
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says in-form defender Aaron Cresswell has no intention of quitting the club despite being linked with boyhood club Liverpool. Cresswell has reportedly attracted interest from Anfield, where he began his career as a youth player before being released. He then moved on to Tranmere and then to Ipswich before completing
West Ham have reportedly decided not to continue their pursuit of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and instead concentrate on a top striker. It had been widely reported that the Hammers would move for Chamberlain or his team-mate Theo Walcott in the summer – or maybe even both – but that idea has apparently now been shelved.
Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic looks likely to remain in La Liga – news which will disappoint West Ham. The teenager – dubbed the ‘Croatian Messi’ – joined the Catalans from Dinamo Zagreb in 2014, but he has struggled to make an immediate impression under Luis Enrique and was shipped out on loan to Sporting Gijon at the start