Bilic favourite for Aston Villa job

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is emerging as favourite to succeed Martin O'Neill as Aston Villa manager. The Sunday Mirror says Bilic has emerged as the shock favourite for the Villa job.

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is emerging as favourite to succeed Martin O'Neill as Aston Villa manager.

The Sunday Mirror says Bilic has emerged as the shock favourite for the Villa job.

The Croatia coach was expected to be in the frame to follow Gianfranco Zola at West Ham this summer.

But in an unexpected twist, Bilic has dramatically pulled out the race to become the Hammers’ next boss amid claims he’s in pole position to become manager at a bigger Premier League club.