And he has made it clear he will continue his coaching career outside of Turkey with the Irons still very much a live opportunity for the Croat.
Besiktas’ Super Lig season came to an end on Friday with a 2-1 win over Genclerbirligi – and Bilic announced after the game that he would leave after his side finished third.
“It is nice to finish the season with a win,” he told the club’s official website. “I have said so many times that I have enjoyed every second of these two seasons at Besiktas.
“This club will always stay in my heart. I’m so proud of everything we’ve done here.
“In the near future, I will not be in this country.”