Bilic ready to take ‘sensible’ wage deal


bilic_234636Slaven Bilic heads into his interview with the West Ham board ready to work on considerably less than the Β£2.9 million a year picked up by Sam Allardyce over his time in charge at Upton Park.

ClaretandHugh has learned that Bilic has arrived in the UK and that whilst the two Davids are likely to agree on an offer, vice chairman Karren Brady may have reservations.

However, Β his readiness to work on a sensible wage deal could influence things when they get down to making their crucial decision.

The board are always keen to agree on major issues but the impressive Bilic could easily bring them together in an interview setting.

However, with the board members possibly taking different positions the appointment is no a shoe-in after a series of setbacks in attracting a big name boss.

The big former central defender is keen to take over at the club and would work on as much as Β£1 million less Β than Allardyce.

But should he be turned down by the Irons board he will not be short of offers with Fenerbache and a couple of Premier League clubs rumoured to be interested in him.

Bilic though remains a massive fans choice to take over at the after collecting over 64 per cent of the vote in a ClaretandHugh poll earlier this week.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • TysonM says:

    After waiting around while the big names were mentioned & knowing we are running out of credible options if i was him i would say give me 4or5 large or im out the door.All this farting about has just made his position stronger.

  • navajoHAMMER says:

    Wasn’t Sam on like 1.8 million with bonuses adding up to 3? It does suck to offer a prospect a possible six and he turns it down, although it is all just media hoopla…

  • Robbie says:

    I had a dream last night, there is a saying that goes… Fridays dream Saturday told, will always come true no matter how old.

    My dream was, that West ham signed Slaven Bilic as manager. They went on to win the Europa League, Finishing second in the prem, Winners of the F.A Cup and league cup.

    Oh! and I forgot to mention in my dream I won the lottery… well I did say it was a dream!

  • Dangermouses Bros says:

    I had a dream lastnight that Megan Fox was bouncing on my face,aint seen none of that so far today.Think that saying is telling porkies πŸ˜‰

  • ChickenRunner says:

    ‘kin hell Mr.Whetstone has stirred the wetpants cot up tonight,never known such a bunch of overdramatic Widdow T****ies.They need to get a life πŸ˜‰

  • All I said was there is trouble at mill lol

  • Baz Brushe says:

    Yeah but you know something like that would cause mass hysteria on there,lol,their in a right two & eight now.Doubt they will be able to sleep tonight,even after 10 mugs of horlicks πŸ˜€

  • boys of '66 says:

    Dear oh dear,how does a few simple words ‘Trouble at Mill’ cause a frenzy,lol,based on those few words now Brady is the devil in disguise,Bilic is a b*stard,The board are a bunch of tossers & the club as a whole are a joke,bahahahaha.Is that site for real or is it run by The Comedy Club for opposition fans to laugh at πŸ˜€

  • stuck on 99 forever says:

    Thats bloody Sean for you,he lit the fuse,stepped back & watched the wetpants internally combust.He’s a bad man,lol.He didnt put anything on here,he knows we rabid dogs are too busy chewing our bones to go into meltdown πŸ˜€

  • Roman says:

    Now reports are saying Bielsa has not signed the contract with Marsielle and is waiting to see if he is in the running for WHU job.Either one of the two B’s will do at this stage.

  • Michael Miller says:

    Tonight the Sunday Mirror is saying that Marcelo Bielsa is back in the frame after turning down a new contract at Marseilles – that could put the cat among the pigeons!

  • stuck on 99 forever says:

    Yeah just seen something about that.Good knows,im losing the will to live,lol πŸ˜‰

  • bubs says:

    I wish they would make there minds up,I spent the eve with some strong minded Spanish fans and they can’t believe Emery turned down the money but hold him high regard for his principals and think he is waiting for Real,Barca or the Spanish job,
    I hope Biesla comes not sure Alfitano would agree but could bring a great centre Forward with him and would also bring in some good French league players at the right price,
    But can they make Lady Brady happy seems she is missing BFS

  • cas_blue says:

    I really hope we get him on board. He is intelligent, articulate and we know he can work with smaller budgets as he did as Besiktas. Everything that BFS is not. He did a great job managing Croatia. And speaks better English than Andy Carroll…….

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    ahaha… Mrs Brady may have reservations about Slaven, but she loved BFS… mmmh… I find no fault with her reasoning… lol πŸ˜€

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