Bilic back in management at English club West Brom

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Slaven Bilic reacts during an English Premier League soccer match. (Frank Augstein/AP)

WEST BROMWICH, England — Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is back in club management at second-tier team West Bromwich Albion in England.

Bilic has been out of work since being fired by Saudi club Al-Ittihad in February, only five months into the job. Prior to that, he spent 2 1/2 years at West Ham in the Premier League before being fired in November 2017.

West Brom lost in the League Championship playoffs last month and is preparing for a second season in the second tier.

Bilic says "Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion have a short-term project and a long project and they do not clash."

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