Bilic is on the brink as West Brom considering sacking manager

Slaven Bilic is on the brink with West Brom considering sacking their manger if they lose to Tottenham on Sunday but determined Baggies boss says he is ‘ready for a gun fight’

  • West Brom will consider sacking manager Slaven Bilic if they lose to Tottenham  
  • The Baggies were defeated by Fulham in a bottom-of-the-table clash on Monday 
  • Bilic guided the club to promotion in July and says he’s ready to fight for survival 

Slaven Bilic is under mounting pressure as West Brom consider ending his 16-month reign as manager and could take action after Sunday’s clash with Tottenham.

The Croat, who took the club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, has faced a number of challenges in recent months and was frustrated by the pace of the club’s transfer dealings.

It has led to friction 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 will consider sacking manager Slaven Bilic if they lose to Tottenham on Sunday

But, equally, results have been poor and Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham has pushed Bilic to the brink.

Sportsmail understands West Brom have sounded out targets about their interest in taking over and, if they do dispense with Bilic after Spurs’ visit, the international break would give them time to find his successor.

Bilic is stoical about his vulnerable position. ‘I have been in football a long time and the pressure is always there,’ he said. 

‘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.’

The Baggies were defeated by fellow strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday night

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