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Bilic back to work...

Post by thejackhammer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:52 am

In Saudi Arabia!

He is now the new manager of Al-Ittihad.



https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... udi-arabia

I thought he’d find a more high profile job, but good luck to him.

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Post by Thekorean » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:12 am

I suspect they are paying him truckload of money.

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Post by bitter-iron-ny » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:02 am

I assume they won't object to his acquiring a CDM.

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Post by Aceface » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:44 am

Part of the pattern – Allardyce is really the only recent manager who didn't find himself in managerial purgatory for several years after leaving us. They all either had long periods of unemployment or had to take obscure roles to rebuild themselves.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:03 am

Thekorean wrote:I suspect they are paying him truckload of money.
Most likely, but he's better than that IMO.

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Post by Rocket » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:05 am

Good luck, Slaven. :thup:

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Post by chigwells finest » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 am

strange move considering someones bound to get the sack in the next month or so , maybe his stock has fallen post Payet

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Post by e17 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 am

Aceface wrote:Part of the pattern – Allardyce is really the only recent manager who didn't find himself in managerial purgatory for several years after leaving us. They all either had long periods of unemployment or had to take obscure roles to rebuild themselves.
Who?

To be fair, Pards was managing Palace & southampton fairly soon after leaving us, Zola ended up managing Watford within a year, & like you say, Samuel was always gonna sniff out money after leaving us.

I think most employers would have struggled finding faith in Avram or Roeder - Yet the latter still found employment as Newcastle manager after leaving us!

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Post by Bitter 'n' Twisted » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:24 am

e17 wrote:
To be fair, Pards was managing Palace & southampton fairly soon after leaving us, Zola ended up managing Watford within a year, & like you say, Samuel was always gonna sniff out money after leaving us.

I think most employers would have struggled finding faith in Avram or Roeder - Yet the latter still found employment as Newcastle manager after leaving us!
e17, do you think he will Stay Another Day ?

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Post by thejackhammer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:39 am

£3 million a year according to a Claret and Hugh headline I refused to click on.

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Post by e17 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:48 am

Bitter 'n' Twisted wrote:e17, do you think he will Stay Another Day ?
I'm sure the good times we had wont return to haunt him, B'nT

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:07 am

I do hope he manages in the Premiership once more but this move to Saudi Arabia won't really help any ambition he may hold of that happening .

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Post by SullySpecial » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 am

Show me the money!!

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Post by Aceface » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:20 am

e17 wrote: Who?
I wasn't counting Pards as 'recent' – he left a decade and a bit ago.

Curbs – perma-unemployed
Zola – coached U-16s after leaving. 2 year gap until next top level appointment.
Avram – has managed such luminaries as BEC Tero Sasana and NorthEast United of India since leaving
Allardyce – as mentioned, the only one to carry on at much the same level as before
Bilic – 8 months unemployed then off to Saudi
Moyes – currently unemployed

Think it speaks to the quality of our gaffers in recent times. Almost makes you proud of finding people so average even the immense recycling powers of the managerial merry-go-round can't help them out.

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Post by DasNutNock » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:22 am

Curbs has no-one to blame but himself, IMO. I like the guy, but if he thought anyone else would employ him after he sued for unfair dismissal, he was badly advised.

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Post by sicknote » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:34 am

DasNutNock wrote:Curbs has no-one to blame but himself, IMO. I like the guy, but if he thought anyone else would employ him after he sued for unfair dismissal, he was badly advised.
He was right though

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Post by Ted Fenton » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:45 am

It seems a strange choice from a career point of view. Wish him all the best.

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Post by DasNutNock » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:48 am

sicknote wrote:He was right though
No disagreement here, just an observation that, in doing so, he significantly reduced his chances of finding another management role in the future. Not saying that's right or fair, of course.

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Re: Bilic back to work...

Post by claretandblue82 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:26 am

Can't see him managing in the PL again. He's gone to Saudi for the £, will get sacked and then end up a pundit in far away countries. He'll be the Croatian version of David O'Leary.

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