Bilic: I won’t walk away from West Ham

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said he won't resign from his job, but, with the way results have been going, he may not have to.

The Hammers have won just once in their last five Premier League matches, and last Friday were beaten 3-0 at home by newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion to put the Croatian manager under further pressure.

With the Londoners now outside the relegation zone on goal difference alone, Bilic insisted that he not intending to walk away from this challenge.

 "I never walked away in my life," Bilic said. "It is my job and a job I like to do especially in a place that I feel, after my hometown, is like few other places, you are treated special. I played here and all that."

Everton manager Ronald Koeman recently became the latest managerial casualty following a string of bad results that dropped the Toffees down into the drop zone, on the same number of points as the Londoners.

"You ask me about Koeman, there are always three, four, five managers in those positions and I'm definitely one of them," Bilic added.

"Does it make me lose my focus? No, it gives you even more. I never gave up in my career, no matter in which way of life, as a parent, as a friend, as a manager.

"That's my biggest strength, to be strong in hard times. Now I'm having a hard time, yes I am. That doesn't scare me."