Former Croatia and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic have been handed the task of leading West Brom back to the Premier League, the Championship side announced on Thursday.
The Baggies have appointed Bilic on a two-year deal as the permanent successor to replace Darren Moore, who was controversially sacked in March with West Brom sitting fourth.
James Shan was put in temporary charge until the end of the season, but West Brom’s hopes of immediately bouncing back to the top flight were ended by defeat on penalties to Aston Villa in the playoff semi-finals.
“I’m delighted with this opportunity of course,” said Bilic.
“Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion has a short-term project and a long project and they do not clash.
“They wanted me to lead them, to help improve them. They made it clear they wanted me to be the one to lead them in this and I didn’t think twice once they had spoken to me.”
After a successful six-year spell in charge of his country, Bilic enjoyed stints at Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas before returning to England, where he played for the Hammers and Everton, with West Ham in 2015.
An excellent first season saw the Londoners qualify for Europe via a seventh-placed Premier League finish, but he was eventually sacked in November 2017 with West Ham in the relegation zone.
A five-month tenure at Saudi club Al-Ittihad followed, but Bilic was again sacked after a return of just three wins in 15 matches.
“From the moment we spoke to Slaven, we were struck by his enthusiasm and excitement about this challenge,” said West Brom’s technical director Luke Dowling.
“He is determined to get back to the Premier League and believes passionately that he can do that with Albion.”
Search The Poise
Recent Posts On The Poise
- Super Eagles beat Tunisia 1-0 to win 3rd-place game of AFCON 2019
- ‘Game of Thrones’, lead Emmy Awards nominations
- Chukwueze, De Ligt, Hudson-Odoi make shortlist for 2019 Golden Boy Award
- BBNaija 2019: Tacha Blasts Frodd For Wanting To Share Bathroom With Her
- Watch The Official Trailer for Padita Agu’s “My Name is Not Olosho”
- Gabrielle Union-Wade & Daughter look Too Cute in Coordinating African Inspired Outfits
- Trippier swaps Tottenham for Atletico in reported €22m transfer
- Sterling hits brace as Man City hammer West Ham in China
- Pogba shines as United thrash Leeds
- Bobby Jay Presents BOLIC 2019 | See Moments From Previous Edition
Top Posts & Pages
Articles2 years ago
Marcus Rashford’s Girlfriend Lucia Loi
Celebrities1 year ago
David Beckham Allegedly Got His Daughter’s Teacher Pregnant
Entertainment News2 years ago
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have Started Hanging Out Again
Photos2 years ago
Leroy Sane’s Girlfriend Candice Brook
News8 months ago
Nigeria Gets Fresh $200m Loan To Finance Electricity Projects
Celebrities1 year ago
Jesse Lingard Breaks Up With Girlfriend Jena Frumes
Sport6 months ago
Bournemouth Signs Liverpool Defender Nathaniel Clyne On Loan
Community9 months ago
Earn Money Watching Advert Videos Today On PERVIEWPAYS.COM !!