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Slaven Bilic has been appointed manager of West Brom (John Walton/PA).

Bilic appointed as new West Brom boss

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Slaven Bilic has been named as the new manager of West Brom, the Championship club have announced.

The Baggies turned to former West Ham boss Bilic to replace Darren Moore, who was sacked in March.

The 50-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with Albion, who reached the Championship play-off semi-finals last season.

Bilic, who has also managed his national side Croatia, lost his job at West Ham in November 2017 after two and a half years in charge.

He guided the Hammers to seventh in his first season but left with them struggling in the relegation zone and was replaced by David Moyes.

“I’m delighted with this opportunity of course,” Bilic told the Baggies’ official website.

“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.”

It will be a long summer for the West Brom side after defeat in the semi - final of the Championship play off's, but it will be the Croatian man's job to amend the mentality, inject new philosophy and steer the Baggies back to the Premier League. 

Will this be the start of something great for West Brom? Let us know in the comments below. 

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