Slav: “I want to feel as boss what I felt as a player “

Slaven-BilicSlaven Bilic has made it clear he would have signed as West Ham’s boss even if they were not on the move to the Olympic Stadium.

Indeed, he said: ‘I would have signed for West Ham even if they played at Upton Park for another 50 years. I didn’t sign because of the new stadium.”

And he claimed he can’t wait to get into the dug out at the Boleyn adding:” ‘I definitely love the fact I will spend most of this season in the dugout at the Boleyn Ground,’ he continued. ‘I wouldn’t like to go now.

‘I want to feel now as manager what I felt as a player. That dugout at Upton Park, and the fans coming, and those tiny streets when you’re coming on a coach there. It’s brilliant.’

He’s looking forward to life at the OS but added: ‘Of course I’m looking forward to it and it’s a step up and a great stadium for the club. But for me Upton Park is great.’



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5 comments on “Slav: “I want to feel as boss what I felt as a player “

  1. He feels the LOVE that’s nice,
    Great to be here for 1 year before the move,
    Build a reputation with the fans as a manager at Upton Park then take it to the OS
    Positivity again how refreshing

  2. Said it before but Slav understands it and wants it,every time he opens his mouth I like him more. I can’t wait for the new season.

  3. Top man,hippo this is what you totally had no feel for!!

  4. A good week so far,i am so impressed with everything super slav has said so far.as for next week it would be great to see one or two more good singnings and the iceing on the cake would be to see the back of nolan 🙂 coyi

  5. I can feel passion & excitement returning, Slav’s the man … I wasn’t 100% sure he was the best person for the job but since he signed I have been massively impressed with him & everything he has said. I’m more excited about next season than I have been for years


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