Struggling West Ham United give manager Slaven Bilic vote of confidence after fourth straight Premier League defeat

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Bilic has guided West Ham to four successive Premier League defeats, including Saturday's 2-1 loss at Hull (Source: Getty)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been given a vote of confidence by the club’s board after the Hammers suffered a fourth successive Premier League defeat at Hull on Saturday.

Speculation over Bilic’s future has intensified in recent weeks following a slump in form which has seen the east London outfit slip to within just six points of the relegation zone.

In a difficult campaign which has seen them struggle to settle at their new home, the London Stadium, West Ham have not won since a 3-1 victory over Southampton on 4 February.

“To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United,” read a statement.

“Despite 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.”

West Ham have eight top-flight fixtures remaining this term, starting with Wednesday’s trip to Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal. The Hammers then host Swansea on Saturday.