West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as their new manager

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Japan vs Scotland (Friday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Argentina (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT Glen Johnson gives his review on the new Premier League fixtures The 50-year-old Croatian was a popular figure during his spell with the Hammers, which ended after two years in 2017 following a poor run of results.Bilic also enjoyed success with Croatia, guiding his home nation to the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.His most recent venture, with Saudi club Al-Lttihad, lasted just five months and he was dismissed in February earlier this year. getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Slaven Bilic returns to English football following a two-year absence Bilic told West Brom’s official website: “I’m delighted with this opportunity of course.“We want to improve, we want to improve on the pitch and Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion have 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.”Technical Director Luke Dowling added: “We had the opportunity to ensure we conducted a wide range of interviews and were determined to take it. gameday cracker shining Bilic led West Ham to their best finish ever when they came seventh in 2015/16 REAL DEAL deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… LATEST Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star getty 2 tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City West Brom will task Bilic with leading them back into the Premier League following their failed attempt this season.The Baggies sacked Moore while they were sitting fourth in the Championship, the same place they eventually finished, and lost their play-off semi-final on penalties to Aston Villa.First-team coach Jimmy Shan led the team as caretaker manager for the final weeks of the season, but was not considered a permanent option. whoops LIVE ON talkSPORT West Brom have confirmed the appointment of Slaven Bilic as their new manager.The former West Ham boss has signed a two-year contract to become the permanent successor to Darren Moore, who was sacked three months ago in March. IN DEMAND Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 13.23%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “We have spoken to some outstanding candidates and I would like to thank them for their interest in the post.“But from the moment we spoke to Slaven, we were struck by his enthusiasm and excitement about this challenge. He is determined to get back to the Premier League and believes passionately that he can do that with Albion.“We believe he is a great ‘fit’ for us – his presence, experience and management qualities are just what we need.”last_img read more