We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 12:18 | 10/8/16

Bilic: Keeping Payet shows our intentions

Hammers boss ready for next level

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic believes that keeping Dimitri Payet at the club is a clear indication of the east London outfit’s intentions for the new season.

French international Payet enjoyed a fine season for the Hammers and was one of the stars of Euro 2016 which has led to him being linked with a big money transfer away from the club.

However, West Ham have retained his services as they begin life in their new 60,000 capacity home at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and Bilic believes that this shows that the club are ready to step up to the next level.

"In keeping Dimitri Payet we have shown the club is serious and trying to get to another level, as much or even more than with the new stadium," he explained.

"West Ham was always labelled as a club that has to sell its best players, be it Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand or whoever. But we have kept Dimi, and we have shown to everyone that the club is thinking seriously."

Bilic has also brought in Algeria winger Sofiane Feghouli, Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit and striker Andre Ayew from Swansea ahead of the new season and believes that the Ghanaian international will have a major impact in the coming campaign.

Ayew netted 12 times for Swansea last season before seasling a club-record £20.5m move to east London.

"First and foremost he was (previously) at a big club at Marseille," Bilic pointed out.

"He's an international, he's the captain of Ghana, he's at his best age and he's already had a year in the Premier League so it's nothing new to him.

"Players today make you feel at home after just a few days so I'm sure we can expect some good football from the newcomers straight away."

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport.We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers.To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport.

Mignolet to fight for number one jersey

09:36 | 27/10/16

Simon Mignolet does not want to be Liverpool's second choice goalkeeper and has vowed to fight for his place in the starting team.

West Ham condemn crowd violence

08:32 | 27/10/16

West Ham will issue lifetime bans to any fans involved in the crowd trouble which marred the club's EFL Cup fourth-round win over Chelsea.

Hughes: Crouch must be patient

14:47 | 27/10/16

Mark Hughes has urged Peter Crouch to be patient as he looks to break back into the Stoke first team.

Southgate not thinking about his future

14:24 | 27/10/16

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate is focused on doing the best job possible and says his future is 'unimportant' as he prepares for the upcoming game aga...

Mourinho charged over ref comments

10:15 | 27/10/16

Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct for comments he made in the build-up to Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.