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Slaven Bilic delighted taking charge of West Brom

Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is taking charge of West Brom.

Bilic has been confirmed as the new manager of West Brom today.

The 50-year-old former West Ham boss has agreed a two year contract and succeeds caretaker Jimmy Shan.

Bilic takes over having departed Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad in February.

The 50-year-old has experience in England, guiding West Ham to European football during his spell at the club between 2015 and 2017.

"I'm delighted with this opportunity of course," Bilic said.

"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."

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