Bilic interviewed and waits

bilicSlaven Bilic has now been interviewed by the West Ham board and is awaiting the outcome of the two hours he had inside David Sullivan’s Essex home.

All three board members were present as the West Ham’People’s Choice’ gave details of his managerial techniques and training regimes along with salary level expected for himself and assistants.

As we reported yesterday the Croat would come much cheaper than Sam Allardyce who was on around £3 million a year during his time at the club.

The board are currently considering Bilic’s credentials and the pressure is onto make an appointment although David Gold’s public remarks earlier make it clear that his appointment may not be the ‘given’ imagined by many.

He declared: ““Every day that goes by, it is a case of elimination. It would be lovely to have someone with West Ham history, that ticks a box.

“Having Premier League experience (and) that doesn’t mean English Premier League, that means a man who has managed successfully in the big Italian league, big Spanish league, the German league (or) a major league in the world, that is a box that needs to be ticked, we don’t want to take a chance.”

That of course could count against Bilic as Turkey would not be seen as a “big league” but the former defender remains a favourite to finally gain the board’s approval.

He remains in the country and ClaretandHugh undertands that other clubs may well be watching the position closely.


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7 comments on “Bilic interviewed and waits

  1. Do Turkey and Russia count as top leagues,
    I don’t actually care if it does but that is what he said and no box ticked.

  2. Lets hope Slaven dose not tell us to stuff it as well as the other 4

  3. My preferred choice would be El Loco, Bilic after him.

  4. Bilic first for me

  5. I don’t know why there is so much emphasis put on Premier League experience. I can name a dozen or so great PL managers who didn’t have Premier league experience prior to their success. If it’s such a big deal why wouldn’t Bournemouth be looking to offload Eddie Howe now they are a PL club? Of course that would be utter madness and so is this requirement. Bilic has competed as a player in the PL so he knows the pace of the League. He has managed in the Europa League and has gone head to head with some of the best managers in the PL during the process. I really think the Davids are over thinking this now and I wish they would snap up Bilic before someone else does.

    • I agree with you, a manager selected on the basis of his “PL Experience” it’s just a bunch of bulls*it… lol 🙂 … with all his pl experience, Sam should have won at least 4 championships and instead he’s always the same dinosaur… 😀

  6. I say again get Bilic now , dont lose him , who else is on the agenda now thats better than him do you know Hugh

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