Ex-Croatian International Boss Interested In Burnley Job

Slaven Bilic Interested In Turf Moor Managers Post

According to reports at Talksport its understood that former West Ham and West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic is keen on replacing Sean Dyche in the Burnley dugout. Sean Dyche was sacked by the Clarets ahead of their final eight games of the season with the club in eighteenth place in the Premier League four points from safety.

Next up for Burnley is a trip to West Ham United, who were recently managed by former player Slaven Bilic, who is eyeing a return to the dugout, which could be with the Turf Moor club who have a managerial vacancy for the first time in more than nine years. The fifty three year old saw his stock rise massively during a six-year stint with the Croatian national team between 2006 and 2012, later joining West Ham United in 2015.

A star defender with the club in the 1990’s, Bilic guided the club to a seventh placed league finish setting a number of Premier League records for West Ham United before his 2017 departure. Bilic later took up the reins at West Bromwich Albion guiding the club to top flight promotion in 2020 and he last managed Beijing Guoan as recently as this January.

Bilic is among those linked with the Burnley job, along with the likes of Sam Allardyce, Wayne Rooney, Chris Wilder and Clarets favourite Michael Duff. Allardyce even replaced Bilic at West Bromwich Albion at the tail end of 2020, but left the club at the end of the 2020/21 campaign as they were relegated to the Championship. Burnley wouldn’t be a shock move for the ex-England manager given spells with Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers as a player and the latter as a coach, along with Blackburn Rovers, with all those sides residing in Lancashire.

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