Bilic returns to West Ham as manager

By AFP, London

West Ham United have appointed former player Slaven Bilic as their new manager on a three-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old former Croatia head coach, who spent 18 months at Upton Park in the mid-1990s, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left the club in May after his contract was not renewed.
"I'm really glad to be back with West Ham United," Bilic told the club's website.
"It's in the Premier League, which is among the best in the world. It's a big challenge and you are competing with the best, and what better club to do it with than West Ham."