Slaven Bilic is thrilled with the appointment of Nikola Jurcevic as his new number two and feels they can achieve big things together at West Ham United.
The Hammers manager has forged a close relationship with Jurcevic which dates back to their time playing together for Croatia.
The pair have stayed in close contact ever since and Bilic has made the 49-year-old his assistant since his successful time in charge of the Croatian national side.
Jurcevic followed Bilic to Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas and jumped at the chance to make a move into the Premier League with West Ham United after he was granted a work permit.
Bilic cannot wait to start working with his talented assistant and says he will bring a wealth of experience to the dressing room and will make his backroom team even stronger.
Bilic said: “You cannot imagine how delighted I am with the news of his appointment.
“He is my right hand man and we have been working together since I was in charge of Croatia. We also played together for the national side and have always been good friends.
“We spent six-years together working for Croatia and then went to Russia and Turkey and I am very happy that he is here. He is a very important part of my team.
“He has big dedication, big passion and has a great knowledge of the game. He will work 24/7 and is very loyal.”