Slaven Bilic - Ten Fast Facts

Ten Fast Facts you might not know about West Ham United’s new manager Slaven Bilic!
  • The new West Ham United manager writes his own lyrics and plays in a Croatian rock group called Rawbau.
  • As a player, Slaven Bilic was part of the memorable Croatia team which reached the quarter-final stage at UEFA Euro 1996 in England.
  • Slaven Bilic has a win percentage of 53.5 as a manager across more than 220 games at domestic and international levels.
  • Slaven Bilic will become only the second Croatian boss to manage in the Premier League following Velimir Zajec's brief spell in charge of Portsmouth.
  • Slaven Bilic speaks fluent in German, Italian and English and also has a degree in law. 
  • The new Hammers boss reads American psychology books.
  • As a manager, Slaven Bilic helped Croatia reach the quarter finals of UEFA Euro 2008.
  • Slaven Bilic is one of four Croatians to have played for West Ham United. The other three are Igor Stimac, Davor Suker and Mladen Petric.
  • Croatia lost just eight of the 65 international matches under Slaven Bilic's management.
  • Slaven Bilic owns two dogs - an akita and a sharpei.