Less than a month after his sacking at West Brom, Slaven Bilic was appointed manager of the Chinese Super League side, Beijing Guoan. Last season, the former Croatian player and manager oversaw the promotion of the Baggies from the Sky Bet Championship, but the club failed to return to the Premier League.
When the 18-month tenure of Bilic came to an end and he was replaced by Sam Allardyce on December 16, the club was 19th with seven points from 13 matches. We are honoured to announce a 2-year contract with our new first team coach Mr. Slaven Bilić and coach team, welcome to Beijing. Image.twitter. Com/ICjpusMXsK- Beijing Sinobo Guoan (@FCBeijingGuoan) January 6, 2021Bilic, however, moved quickly to replace former Lyon manager Bruno Genesio at Beijing Guoan, who finished third in their domestic league last year, by signing a two-year deal. We are honoured to announce a 2-year contract with our new first-team coach, Mr. Slaven Bilic, and the coaching team, welcome to Beijing,”We are honored to announce a 2-year contract with our new first-team coach, Mr. Slaven Bilic, and the coaching team, welcome to Beijing. “We would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work and commitment that Mr. Bruno Genesio has put in for us. For his future career, we wish him all the best.