WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is back in club management at second-tier team West Bromwich Albion in England.
Bilic has been out of work since being fired by Saudi club Al-Ittihad in February, only five months into the job. Prior to that, he spent 2½ years at West Ham in the Premier League before being fired in November 2017.
West Brom lost in the League Championship playoffs last month and is preparing for a second season in the second tier.
Bilic says "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."
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