Slavin Bilic appears to be on track to be sacked from West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, even though his team fights for a valuable point in Manchester City.
Albion secured a 1-1 draw in the federation On Tuesday, however, speculation spread around the stadium that the 52-year-old was ready for crucial talks in Hawthorns.
Bilic will be the first managerial casualty of the Premier League season as Bagges looks to inject some life into their attempt to survive in the Premier League.
Nigel Pearson and Sam Allardyce are already being described as his successors with Albion are unlikely to pay compensation to replace Pelic. The former Croatian coach’s contract expired at the end of the season, and although his team will receive encouragement from the draw on Tuesday night in City, there have been reservations about his playing style and results.
Asked about speculation at the Etihad Stadium, Bilic said: “I am very calm. I love my job. I am here and calm. To be fair, I am not upset. I do my work. I enjoy it. I work hard for myself, for My crew, for the players, for the club, that’s it, everything else is out of my control.
“But to be fair, I’m just doing my best. I’m not thinking about other things. I’m not really bothered about what’s going on behind the scenes and all of that, I don’t care.”
Asked if the result showed West Brom is still playing for him, Bilic said: “I don’t like this cliché.
“The players play for themselves but they listen to our game plan and it’s really nice to see your players fight like this. We have this kind of atmosphere, this atmosphere of work is this throughout the whole season and it hasn’t gone down. Sometimes you win games, sometimes you lose, sometimes you play better and sometimes worse.” But we did not have a problem with the situations. “
Pelic’s relationship with West Bromwich Albion’s board has been ups and downs since his promotion to the Premier League and reached a new low in October when Albion sold Ahmed Hegazy.
The manager halted the deal, stating that the club had broken their promises to the Egyptian defender, as he was allowed to join Saudi club Al-Ittihad in a £ 4 million deal just 24 hours before their trip to Brighton.
At the time, Bilic said, “I am very disappointed that Hegazy left because I made sure this week that he will stay… He was supposed to play today, he is a great professional, and he had to wait for his chance but because I know how.
“I relied on him a lot of time, to basically check him out on Sunday morning, yesterday morning he figured it out, it makes me really disappointed.
“It was definitely not my decision, it was not the football decision. I am very disappointed that we are a team that needs all of our good players.”
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