Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes West Brom should stick with Slaven Bilic as questions about the Albion boss’ future continue to be asked following another defeat.
The Baggies lost their fourth game of the season to Fulham on Monday night as Bilic’s side slipped into the relegation zone.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan has claimed that the issues at West Brom are down to the quality of the players rather than Bilic’s ability and slammed the club for not spending more money.
❓"What is the point of firing Bilic?"
❌"He hasn't lost the dressing room. They probably aren't good enough."
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 4, 2020
He said: “What’s the point of firing Slaven Bilic? He hasn’t lost the dressing room, whatever that’s worth, the players are performing, but they’re probably not good enough.
“What did they really expect? They’re getting into the Premier League. They haven’t invested heavily, they’ve invested conservatively. The step-up wasn’t going to be that great.”
Jordan has a point. It is doubtful that another manager would be able to improve an Albion side that hasn’t been properly improved despite being promoted to the Premier League.
Some Baggies fans suggested that Bilic’s time was up following Monday’s defeat but he looks set to remain in charge at The Hawthorns.
The Premier League table is incredibly tight this season and a win could move the Baggies up to 16th place in the table, leapfrogging Fulham and Brighton. Of course, this is unlikely as Albion face Tottenham and Manchester United in their next two games but the teams below West Brom also don’t look like picking up points anytime soon.
But the Baggies can’t rely on other teams to be poor, they have to take some initiative and start winning games. If their poor start to the season continues it is probably only a matter of time before Bilic is relieved of his duties.
In other West Brom news, here are three things we think Bilic could do to get more from his squad.