Slaven Bilic is confident that he will remain as West Ham manager, despite a humbling 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton.
Premier League new boys Brighton recorded their first away win of the season on Friday night to pile the pressure on Hammers boss Bilic.
West Ham have now made their worst start to a season since 2010, with a modest total of eight points from nine games leaving the club perched just above the relegation zone ahead of the weekend’s games.
Bilic knows it is not his decision whether he will remain at the helm, but insists he doesn’t fear losing his job.
“The board will do what they are going to do,” said Bilic.
“It is their decision. We have been in this situation before and we got out. As a manager you take the credit and as a manager you take the full responsibility. I don’t want to hide.
“I’m not worried [about the sack]. I’m doing my best.”
Brighton moved into the top 10 after a double from Glenn Murray and an eye-catching Jose Izquierdo strike, with the London Stadium virtually empty by the final whistle.
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“It was a bad performance,” added Bilic.
“The goals killed us, the first one very quick. Between the first and second goal we were dominating the game.
“They defended the box really good and at the end of the first half we conceded from a bit of skill from their player. It is very hard for me to say anything clever in this moment apart from it’s very disappointing.
“As manager I take full responsibility.”