Bilic unconcerned by contract reports

Bilic unconcerned by contract reports

Slaven Bilic has brushed off questions regarding a new contract at West Ham amid reports talks have been shelved due to recent results.

When the Croatian took over as Hammers boss in 2016, he signed a three-year contract but after impressing during his first year in the job, there was talk he could be handed an extended deal.

Co-chairman David Sullivan revealed last season that he intended talks over an extension to take place at some point this term but those plans have reportedly been put on hold after the team's bad start to the campaign.

As well as having been knocked out of Europe early doors, West Ham have only won one of their first five Premier League matches and are currently sat in 17th place in the table after back-to-back heavy defeats to Watford and West Brom.

Those results have put Bilic under pressure for the first time in his reign as Hammers' manager but he insists he has no concerns over his long-term future at the club, claiming matters on the pitch are his only focus right now.

“I didn’t talk about my situation back in March and I am not going to start now,” said Bilic. “I didn’t discuss it with the chairman then because I was totally concentrated on the team and things haven’t changed.

“Back then all I said was I look at the next two games and that’s all.”