Besiktas Coach Slaven Bilic Targets Top Premier League Job

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Former Toffees stopper wants a return to England.

Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic is targeting a move to the Premier League as he admits to life in Instanbul growing far too hectic for him to cope with, according to the Daily Express.

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As the face of the latest edition of Turkish GQ magazine, Slaven Bilic cannot even go to Istanbul’s answer to Mothercare without being mobbed by fans.

Bilic was the mastermind behind Croatia’s toppling of England in the qualification for Euro 2008, the former national team boss is eager to sample the English game again in the near future.

“The umbrella didn’t help of course,” Bilic recalled. “That said, I got really wet!

“I felt really sorry for Steve. Treat the guy with respect. He did really well in his career, he knows football, he is very polite.

“I knew him from Derby the first time, talking to Jim Smith. People told me even then what a good coach he was, and Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t take a bad coach.

“But you killed him for the brolly of course! Though if it hadn’t been that then it would have been something else.”

“It’s a question I get asked, not only about England, but mostly, and whatever you say, it sounds not fair to someone,” he said. “I really like it here, I like this job, it’s a massive club. And I’m enjoying it big time.

“But of course, one day I would be interested in England. I’ve been there, I’ve played there, I liked it there.

“Whenever I go there, okay I’m not a huge star, but I feel people like me there. And I spent my best years – and not only in football – there.”

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