Slaven Bilic’s job is still very secure, as the manager has received the backing of the West Ham board.
The statement issued says the manager’s job is not under risk and they have faith in him. West Ham have not won a league game since February.
Reports emerged that Bilic was to be replaced in the summer. However, the board has refuted such claims and has backed their manager once again.
The statement read: “To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United Board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United.
“Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager’s position is not under threat.
“The Board know that Slaven and his coaching staff have the full backing of the playing squad and the overwhelming majority of supporters to lead West Ham United out of this difficult spell.
“The Board now urge all supporters to unite behind the manager, his staff and the squad as we go into some important games.
“We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high.”
Bilic said after Saturday’s defeat: “I can expect more (speculation) of course. But so what? I’m doing my job.”