According to Rupert Murdoch’s latest Internet plaything, Football365, Croatia coach Slaven Bilic turned his nose up at a job offer from Fulham. The ex-West Ham and Everton defender revealed:
“If I was after the money, I would have accepted the first offers that came my way from Mohamed Al Fayed (Fulham’s chairman) and others.
“If I have to explain my position every time I cross the border, no problem. I’ve been to London privately a few times before.”
And Bilic revealed that although he has been travelling to the UK a lot recently, that was merely to check up on the form of some of his young Croatian charges. So Bilic turned down the Fulham job – can anyone actually blame him?