West Ham United fans have taken to social media to beg for the return of former player and manager Slaven Bilic, after the club wished the Croatian a happy 50th birthday.
A fan favourite during his playing days, Bilic managed the Hammers for two years between 2015 and 2017 and at the time of leaving had the best points per Premier League game ratio of any previous West Ham manager - earning 1.33 points per match.
Happy 5️⃣0️⃣th birthday to former player and manager Slaven Bilić! pic.twitter.com/1vsM8Jo15W— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 11, 2018
Bilic was sacked in November 2017 following a 4-1 loss to Liverpool, with the club issuing a statement saying:
bring Bilic back to West Ham! ... We should have given 100m to him to spend.— andy grout (@andygrout) September 11, 2018
I miss this man — Mark Lemasurier (@MarkWHUFC88) September 11, 2018
Bring back Slav, all is forgiven.— Nick Zea-Smith (@nickzeasmith) September 11, 2018