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Bilic approached?

Bilic approached?

The News is claiming that Slaven Bilic's agent, Rudi Vata, has been approached and the Croatian manager would be interested in the Pompey job?

He said, when talking to The News: 'Slaven is open to offers and there is interest from Portsmouth.

'There are different clubs who want him but he is very interested.

'Portsmouth have tried to get in touch, but there is no concrete offer at this stage. But the idea of working with and building the club would excite him.'

Bilic has built up a decent reputation for himself with his work with the Croatian national team and has no shortage of admirers with other English, some Germany and of course previously Celtic 'linked' with him.

At the moment anyway Bilic appears to have become the latest 'favourite' for the Pompey job, which now makes him, what, the third to hold that status after Sven Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini...

It appears that the Croat has plenty of support on Vital Pompey too as well, with him the man that the majority wanted in a recent poll, which was suggested by coxy30.

  • What the poll asked - Which manager would you like next at Fratton Park?

  • How you voted - Bilic 34%, Sven 24%, Redknapp 19%, Mancini 14%, Someone else 9%

    I have to admit that the thought of Bilic does appeal to me, but I can also see the potential 'pitfalls' too - that said I certainly would not be disappointed should we be able to manage this, nor would I be disappointed, and this is something I mentioned before, in seeing a Pompey legend potentially return as I reckon he would be looking to bring Robert Prosinecki to assist him?

    Once again all we can say is lets wait and see, and until the takeover is 100% done nothing can be done can it...


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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
    Time: 1:21PM


    Oh yes!! I've ALWAYS said Bilic - I'm a massive fan and I reckon that he'd be a fantastic manager for us. Plus, I'd love to say to Chix that I was right and he was wrong..... lol!
    09/06/2009 13:46:00
    100% sure proof way that Kranky will stay too.
    09/06/2009 13:53:00
    Guys off topic but on poll - Which manager would you like next at Fratton Park ? You could say Bilic because Croatian public is now officially really *****ed at him and we are ready to dump him ASAP. Reason ?? hmmm... a lot of them not just the loss against ENGLAND but the selection of players, we have much better players then these 11 who played last 2-3 games. Anyhow the last straw was yesterday's draw against Ukraine (tactics all wrong). So now if you read Bilic linked with pompey don't just say yeah right it could happen. ( I wrote that a day ago LOL.
    09/06/2009 14:02:00
    Yesha Pleashe! Let's get this buying sorted so that Bilic can come in and pick a couple of players to compliment the squad.
    09/06/2009 14:15:00
    yes, I saw Kranjcar19 - I didn't comment on it, becuase I'm not a great fan of Bilic becoming our next manager.
    09/06/2009 14:32:00
    I have also written an article on why Bilic should be our man next season - don't get me wrong I had a word limit and there are plenty more reasons why he should come to Portsmouth!! It was published way back in February I think so it should be in the archive.
    09/06/2009 14:51:00
    Some may argue that Croatia have had many great players in the last 15 years & their national team should do quite well. Does the manager take all the credit? Some cr4p England goalkeeping in the games against them made them look better than they really were. Does the manager take the credit for that too. I'm not convinced about Bilic! No prem experience, no real buying/selling experience. Could be a risky appointment.
    09/06/2009 15:15:00
    he is gr8.......
    09/06/2009 15:35:00
    storagematt you are wrong, very wrong you can't lay blame for loss against us on Robinson and Zagreb you where already 1:0 down and for other 2 goals on Wembley Carson couldn't do a thing. We had many problems with our squad this year just like on Euro (Eduardo,Krizanac, captain Kovac retiring ,Kranjcar injury....) but we still won all the games in group including that great win against Germany. And we are still in the game for World give him credit even though he made some mistakes he admitted them and tried to make things right. But it was extremely difficult without key players.
    09/06/2009 15:46:00
    Matt - how hard can it be to sell/buy players? Granted he's not experience in day-to-day running of a club in the season but as a relatively recent former Premiership player he has a head-start at least. He has all his badges so why shouldn't he manage us? Plus, his managerial ability has been proven as Croatia's squad I wouldn't class as particularly strong when compared to teams like Germany/England - but they can get a result and that is definately down to the manager. We need someone passionate like Bilic who will fight and actually care about the team. Bilic will be fantastic manager, and will be great to watch on the sidelines too - he relishes big games and I think it'll rub off on our squad for sure.
    09/06/2009 16:22:00
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