Less than a month after his dismissal from West Brom, Slaven Bilic was appointed manager of the Chinese Super League side, Beijing Guoan. A two-year deal has been agreed by the former Croatian coach to replace former Lyon club manager Bruno Genesio, who finished third in his domestic league last year.
After being sacked by West Brom and replaced by Sam Allardyce, Bilic was out of work for three weeks. We are proud to announce a 2-year deal with Mr. Slaven Bilić, our new first team coach and coach team, welcome to Beijing. Image.twitter. Com/ICjpusMXsK- Beijing Sinobo Guoan (@FCBeijingGuoan) January 6, 2021Bilic told TalkSPORT, “I was open to go there when I left West Ham (in 2017) and it was one of the destinations that was attractive. “What was important was the club’s size and I’m going to a big club there. What was important was the club’s size. Two years ago, I was eager to go there, and it didn’t happen then, but now it has happened. It has always been one of the nations that I have considered. Finances are very important when players and managers go to the Far East, but I wanted to go to a major team. They want to fight for the league, I want to play good soccer and compete with the best. That was enough to embrace the challenge for me. I’m going to a great place, I’m very happy and ready to take on a new challenge. “Last month, Bilic left West Brom (Martin Rickett/PA) Beijing is four-titied” In his future career, we wish him all the best.