West Ham board confirm their "100% faith" in Slaven Bilic

They are only six points clear of the relegation zone

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The West Ham board have confirmed their backing for manager Slaven Bilic despite a poor run of form that has seen them drop to 14th place in the Premier League.

The Hammers have lost their last four league games culminating in Saturday's 2-1 revers against struggling Hull City.

The board of West Ham released a statement on sunday saying: "To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United Board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic's ability to lead West Ham United.

"Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager's position is not under threat. The Board know that Slaven and his coaching staff have the full backing of the playing squad and the overwhelming majority of supporters to lead West Ham United out of this difficult spell.

"The Board now urge all supporters to unite behind the manager, his staff and the squad as we go into some important games.

"We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high."

West Ham travel to Arsenal on Wednesday.