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Slaven Bilic named as new West Bromwich Albion Head Coach

Slaven Bilic Credit: John Walton/PA Archive/PA Images

West Bromwich Albion have announced Slaven Bilic is their new Head Coach.

The former manager of West Ham United has signed a two year deal at the Hawthorns.

I’m delighted with this opportunity of course.

We want to improve, we want to improve on the pitch and Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion have a short-term project and a long project and they do not clash.

They wanted me to lead them, to help improve them. They made it clear they wanted me to be the one to lead them in this and I didn’t think twice once they had spoken to me.

– Slaven Bilic

West Brom reached the Championship play-off semi-finals last season.

The club sacked Darren Moore in March before caretaker James Shan took over temporarily until the end of last season.