Bilic confirms he will leave Besiktas

BilicSlaven Bilic has confirmed he will leave Besiktas at the end of the season.

“I won’t be Besiktas’ manager next season. I’m proud of what I’ve done here,” Bilic said after his team’s 2-0 loss to Galatasaray on Sunday “As I said before, I am the first one who is going to take responsibility for not winning the league for two years. I have already made my decision.“ he added

Slaven Bilic remains the odds on favourite with the booker makers with odds as short as 1/5.

Harry Redknapp bought Bilic to West Ham in January 1996 for a fee of £1.3m, a club record at the time. He scored three goals in his time with West Ham; two in the Premier League against Liverpool and Sunderland and one in the League Cup against Barnet. Bilic played 13 games in the 95/96 season and 41 in the 96/97 season which also saw him voted a runner-up, to  Julian Dicks for Hammer of the year.

In March 1997 Everton brokered a £4.5M move with Bilić claiming he had a debt of loyalty to West Ham to stay with the club until the end of the season to ensure they were not relegated.





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4 comments on “Bilic confirms he will leave Besiktas

  1. Looks like bilic is the man.He’s got to better than the last manager,,, what was his name i seem to have fogot coyi

  2. Love this speculation about Bilic,fans know little about him as a manager,do a tiny bit of internet investigating & then they are experts on him or any other manager who might be coming to us.I will leave it to the Daves to make the right decision,just hope the experts on wpants get consulted first or there will be hell to pay 😉

  3. I would not have chosen him other than he has the Westham connection which makes a big difference, I hope he will bring back old values we had and need again
    But we are along way from finding out who the new manager is going to be I think

  4. Good player for us, best remembered for his loyalty. He did say years ago that he wants to come back & manage us.. maybe that time has come. Wouldn’t be disappointed if he did come.

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