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Slaven Bilic returns to London club West Ham as manager

Former West Ham defender Slaven Bilic returns to English Premier League club as manager

Slaven Bilic returns to London club West Ham as manager

LONDON (AP) -- West Ham has hired former defender Slaven Bilic to manage the English Premier League team.

The 46-year-old former Croatia coach has joined on a three-year contract to replace Sam Allardyce, who left West Ham last month at the season's end.

A key priority for Bilic will be ensuring the London club is still a Premier League team for the 2016-17 season, when it starts playing in the Olympic Stadium.

Bilic played for West Ham in 1996-97, and went on to coach Croatia at the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. More recently, Bilic has coached Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas.


Updated : 2021-09-18 04:49 GMT+08:00