Al-Ittihad appoint Bilic as their new manager

Former West Ham coach Slaven Bilic has agreed a three-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. The latter have not enjoyed the best of starts in the league as they lost three of their first four matches.

Bilic, who was sacked by West Ham in November 2017 and replaced by David Moyes, is expected to improve Al-Ittihad’s performances in the Saudi Pro League. The club won the last of their eight league titles back in 2009. The 50-year-old Croat has also managed Croatia’s national team from 2006 to 2012 as well as Besiktas and Lokomotiv Moscow.