After being axed, by West Ham United, following a poor run of form that left the club perilously close to the Premier League relegation places, Slaven Bilic has been taking an enforced sabbatical from the game, waiting for another suitable managerial role to materialise.
Today it is being reported that an opportunity has arisen for Bilic to get back into the game.
The popular tabloid publication, the Sun, are reporting that Bilic is in line to become the new manager of the Chinese national side.
Our referenced source is suggesting that the current occupant of the role, Marcello Lippi, isn’t long for the role after a poor run of results.
It also seems that if Bilic does take on the role he’ll have fallen on his feet when it comes to a salary.
Lippi is currently paid a huge £21 million a year, the second highest paid manager in the world, just lagging behind the £23.75 million a year Jose Mourinho is paid by Manchester United.
However, there are high expectations of whoever gets the position with China looking to make an impact on the international stage.
But whilst some may wonder why Bilic is attracted to a role on the international stage, as opposed to a domestic position, it should be recalled that Bilic has his most successful spell as a manager when he was in charge of Croatia between 2006 and 2012.
Here at Vital West Ham United, we’ll keep an eye out for any developments and report back as deemed appropriate.