Done Deal: West Ham appoint Slaven Bilic as their new manager

Less than a month before West Ham begin their 2015-16 campaign with a Europa League qualifier, the Hammers have today announced that Slaven Bilic is their new coach.

Bilic replaces Sam Allardyce in the dugout at Upton Park, and he has signed a three year deal with the club.

According to reports, Bilic will get £3 million a season in wages.

Bilic, a former West ham player, should prove a popular choice for Irons’ fans.

The 46-year-old Croatian manager has had experience at Hajduk Split, Lokomotiv Moscow, Besiktas and with his national team, and Bilic is often billed as one of the brightest coaches of the new generation.

Bilic will have a busy time of things well before the new Premier League season gets underway.

West Ham were given a spot in the Europa League after topping the Premier League Fair Play table last season, with the qualifying round for the tournament beginning on July 2.

Moreover, than Hammers have been booked to play a total of 13 games before the 2015-16 Premier League campaign kicks off in August.