Way back at the end of April when the circus around the Hammers next manager was kicking off properly, we at VERYWESTHAM advised readers to place £20 on 8/1 outsider Slaven Bilic. With category 5 tickets available for £179, the bet looks likely to deliver a season's entertainment at our new home. However, Bilic is now the firm favourite with the bookies where the best odds available are with Paddy Poormaker who are offering 4/11!
With the horse well and truly bolted, fans looking for good value might consider any of Paolo Di Canio, Iain Dowie, Malky Mackay or even ladies man, Julian Dicks - all of whom are priced at 100/1!
The delay over the announcement augers well for Hammers fans as it suggestz that the new boss is hanging tough for resources that are commensurate with the task of achieving regular top six placed finishes each season - with an initial season of grace next year where a top half finish should suffice as long as the football is attractive.
Next week should resolve the issue.