Saturday, July 29, 2006
Super Slav in Croatia Hot Seat!
The mighty ex West Ham defender has just been named boss of the Croatian national team. Slaven Bilic who established himself as a rock in the West Ham defence next to Julain Dicks, was a firm favourite during his days in the east end before his controversial departure to Everton.
Hammers fans felt disgruntled that a player would leave for a team who had finished lower than themselves in the league under the pretence of joining a bigger club. However he redeemed himself when he attempted to rejoin the Hammers a couple of seasons later only to fail a medical and was forced to return to his native Coratia with Hajuk Split.
Slaven was known as a more intellectual player and has a law degree to add to his football credentials. I wish him the best of luck in his latest challenge.