Slaven Bilic: Former West Ham boss named new Al-Ittihad manager

By Haruna Mubarak
Slaven Bilic: Former West Ham boss named new Al-Ittihad manager
Slaven Bilic: Former West Ham boss named new Al-Ittihad manager

Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been named as the new manager of Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.

The 50-year-old Croat - who was sacked by the Hammers in November 2017 - has agreed a three-year deal with the club.

Al-Ittihad, who have won the Saudi Pro League on eight occasions, have lost three of their four opening matches of the season.

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"Bilic will train Al-Ittihad for three seasons," said the club.

"The board wishes Bilic all success in his new mission to help Al-Ittihad regain its outstanding performance."

The last of Al-Ittihad's eight league titles came in 2009, while they have also won the Asian Champions League on two occasions, in 2004 and 2005.

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Bilic, who played for West Ham and Everton, managed the Croatia national side from 2006 to 2012 and has also been in charge at Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas.

Source: BBC

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