Rock lover Slaven Bilic is one of the most passionate and popular managers around, even more so since returning to the Premier League as manager of West Ham.
The former Hammers defender previously managed the likes of Croatia - famously preventing England from qualifying to Euro 2008 - Besiktas, Lokomotiv Moscow, Croatia U21, and hometown club Hajduk Split, and then decided the lure of English football was too hard to resist, returning to the Iron in 2015.
Bilic, who led Croatia through to the quarter finals of Euro 2008, is a huge music fan, and even plays the guitar in a band (see video below), while he's also a multilinguist, and holds a law degree.
West Ham United
9 Jun 2015 - Present
28 Jun 2013 - 30 May 2015
1 Jul 2012 - 18 Jun 2013
25 Jun 2006 - 30 Jun 2012
1 Jul 2004 - 30 Jun 2006
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21 Nov 2001 - 4 May 2003
Slaven Bilic Quotes
I know I can't save the world on my own; but if there is a struggle against unjustness, I always prefer to be on the frontline, and that is my attitude toward life.
Of course I like it when we are winning. Of course it is brilliant! It is like when you come to a pub that is full of women! You will like it!
Only Kaka is better than (Luka) Modric.
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The Sack Race's Opinion
Slaven Bilic has had a massive impact since taking charge of West Ham, with fans loving his passion, style of play, meticulous preparation, and his superb sense of humour. It so far seems to be a match made in heaven, and there are exciting times ahead for the club who have moved into the Olympic Stadium.