West Ham will postpone plans to offer Slaven Bilic a new contract unless he can overturn the club’s fortunes, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Hammers have lost four of their first five Premier League games, conceding 12 goals in the process, and were knocked out of the Europa League by lowly Astra Giurgiu.
Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are sympathetic to the fact Bilic has been without injured quartet Andre Ayew, Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Aaron Cresswell.
As a result, it is understood Bilic’s position at the London Stadium is job is not under immediate threat.
Although he signed a three-year contract when he was appointed West Ham manager, which still has two years to run, Bilic was assured he would be rewarded for last season’s work with an improved deal.
In March, Sullivan said: “I will give Slaven a new deal in January. I just want to see that he is not a one-season wonder. I’m sure he is not, but we will talk next January – or at the end of next season.”
Bilic’s current deal contains a clause which allows the 48-year-old to be sacked with no compensation if the club are relegated from the Premier League, something he would no doubt seek to remove in any new contract.