It was just over a week ago when Watford announced they had parted ways with former Hammers’ Slaven Bilic and Julian Dicks to add to the list of managers dismissed by the Hornets, with ExWHUEmployee feeling it was the wrong call by the club.
Bilic and Dicks oversaw a historic time for West Ham, when they were at the helm when for our Irons final campaign at the beloved Boleyn Ground, which saw the club finish a memorable season in 7th and beating Manchester United in the final game at Upton Park in what was an emotional farewell.
Unfortunately the following season didn’t go to plan, with the infamous exit of Dimitri Payet proving costly to the club and both Bilic and Dicks, who were released from their duties – however to all fans much love and fond memories remain for our former management team and players from the 90’s era.
In September last year, many Hammers’ fans were delighted to hear the news that Watford has appointed the pair to lead their charge towards to returning to the top flight, with most including Ex, believing they were the ideal team to build the project that their owners are seeking.
However, sadly the ongoing theme of chopping and changing managers at Vicarage Road came to bite once again, when just 6 months later both were dismissed from their roles despite being popular figures at the club.
ExWHUEmployee believes that the decision was a short-sighted knee jerk reaction, although one that was ultimately unsurprising given the Watford’s owners history of patience with managers.
“I was really disappointed to hear to Slaven and Julian’s dismissal from their Watford jobs,” said the famed football ITK.
“Whilst given Watford’s history it was inevitably going to happen sooner rather than later with their owners inability to see the bigger picture it is still tough on the former West Ham legends.”
The West Ham Way though are excited to share that Julian Dicks will give his thoughts on the dismissal from the post at Watford, his time at West Ham and give his honest thoughts on David Moyes and the season so far in East London.
“Julian has an event with us and his book coming out so he has plenty planned and I am sure Slav is the same,” added Ex.
Tickets are now on sale for the Pre-Match Event on Sunday 16th April – prior to the Arsenal game, with an unlimited FREE BAR.