Better late than never - Arbeloa aims dig at departing Bilic

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The manager should have been sacked a long time before he actually was, according to the disgruntled former Hammers defender

Former West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa aimed a parting shot at Slaven Bilic following the Croatian's sacking by the club.

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The Hammers announced Bilic's departure on Monday, in the wake of Saturday's dismal 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool, another of the Spaniard's former teams.

In quote tweeting an account reporting the news of the manager's demise, Arbeloa posted: "Better late than never."

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Arbeloa arrived at West Ham in August 2016 on a one-year deal, but played just three Premier League matches under Bilic.

The former Real Madrid and Spain defender - winner of two European Championships and the World Cup with his country - retired following his year in east London.

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