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Former Hammer favourite for Stoke role


Filed: Monday, 8th January 2018
By: Staff Writer


Former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is odds-on to succeed Mark Hughes as manager of Stoke City.

The 49-year-old was fired by West Ham in November following a poor start to the current campaign. However he could be set to return to management within the next few days according to the bookies.

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Bilic, who has remained in London with his family is currently 4/5 favourite to succeed Hughes, closely followed in the betting by Gary Rowett and former Leicester and Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill.

However it is understood that the Croat has also been contacted by Football Australia with view to taking the vacant managerial position with the Socceroos, which was recently vacated by Ange Postecoglou.

Speaking recently to the media, Bilic insisted that he was ready to take up his next role in management following his departure from West Ham.

"I know where I stand in the map of world managers," he told the Mail. "I can afford a break but canít switch off my phone for a year like Guardiola or Mourinho.

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ďI was at West Ham only a few weeks ago. On the other hand, I feel so rested. I am ready. You donít always realise your batteries need recharging when you are in the middle of everything.

"Itís always better to go into a job at the start of the season but football canít be perfect. If the right one comes next week, itís something that comes. I have proved myself here in England; I donít feel like a stranger."





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