Football: West Ham back under-fire Bilic

West Ham's owners have backed under-fire manager Slaven Bilic by insisting they have "100 percent faith" in his ability to get the struggling Premier League club back on track.

Bilic's side crashed to a dismal 2-1 defeat at lowly Hull on Saturday that extended their losing run to four matches.

The Hammers are on a six-game winless streak that leaves them only six points above the relegation zone with eight games left.

Some fans are unhappy with the way Bilic has let results slide after a good season last year, but the West Ham hierarchy moved to back the former Croatia coach on Sunday.

Amid reports claiming Bilic could be sacked, a statement from the West Ham board read: "To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 percent faith in Slaven Bilic's ability to lead West Ham United."