West Ham can make Champions League says Slaven Bilic [divider]
Beşiktaş boss Slaven Bilic believes his former side West Ham can finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season.
“I hope so. Still, there is a long way to go. But you can’t talk about ‘early days’ today. There are enough games,” Bilic told the Mirror.
“They are also doing well at Southampton. I think one of them can make it.
“Especially because those clubs, they are improving a lot. West Ham were struggling last year, okay, but they were very good in the transfer market, bought good players and kept good players. And it clicked.
“Big Sam knows the league like this, from Bolton and Blackburn. He was under pressure. But he got used to pressure. He never doubts himself. Because he has done it in past.”
Bilic joined West Ham in January 1996 and stayed 18 months at the club.