West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic has lifted the lid on his new life in the Midlands as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

The Croatian took the reins at the Hawthorns this summer and has since moved his family to the area and was full of praise for his new surroundings.

Bilic is no stranger to life in England having lived in London whilst manager of West Ham but he is certainly preferring the quieter life in the Midlands.

Bilic’s children have recently started school in the local area and along with the transport links and friendliness of the locals, the Albion head coach was happy to speak highly of the area.

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“Yeah they are here now,” Bilic said. “I have got a big family so we are very busy. They like it here. It’s a good area, the people are very friendly.”

“So far we have lived in big cities like Moscow or London, where they are massive. Here, you are in the car and everything is 15 minutes which is an unbelievable feeling to be fair.”

“So far they like their new school. It’s still early days. A couple of my girls – I have four girls and a boy – a couple of them started school, for the first time in their life.”

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“They liked it, but maybe they liked it because they thought it was a one off! It was like, yay we’ve done it! But it went really good.”

It is clear to see that Bilic is already loving life at West Brom and the easy transition of his family life to the area is another reason which highlights the impact that he has had since joining the club.

From various reports it appears he has injected real energy into the club as well as gaining instant respect from the players and this can only be of benefit to West Brom as they strive for promotion once again this season.


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