Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa was a West Ham squad’s elite choice to reinstate Sam Allardyce not Slaven Bilic, according to Guy Demel.
Bilic was announced as a Hammers’ new trainer progressing this month, carrying sealed a three-year to reinstate Allardyce during Upton Park.
The 46-year-old kick Bielsa in a using for a pursuit – a preference that Demel, who is set to leave West Ham when his agreement expires on Jun 30, believes was a wrong one done by a club’s hierarchy.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, a defender says his team-mates were tender by Bielsa’s entrance deteriorate in France where he led Marseille to fourth in Ligue 1 notwithstanding being concerned with a parsimonious financial budget.
‘When a gossip came out we talked about it in a locker room with Morgan Amalfitano and other French-speaking players,’ Demel said.
‘Given a formula and a performances of Marseille, we suspicion Bielsa would be a good choice though unfortunately for West Ham, it didn’t happen.’
By Luke Augustus