Bilic's recent record should rule him out of Celtic manager discussion

By John Reid

May 15, 2019

The managerial vacancy at Celtic Park seems to lead to new contenders almost every day. The latest to declare an interest in the job is Slaven Bilic.

BBC reported that the former West Ham boss is keen to become the Hoops’ next manager. Bilic is certainly a big name in the game. He has done well as a manager in the past.

However, his recent managerial record is alarming, and it should stop the Celtic board from considering Bilic as one of the main men for the job.

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Sacked in relegation zone

For a start, he was sacked by West Ham in 2017, with the team in the relegation zone. Interestingly, David Moyes, who could be another candidate for the Celtic job, replaced Bilic and kept West Ham up.

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Most recently, he was sacked by Al-Ittihad after winning only three of 15 games. That is not a record that will appeal to the Celtic board.

Best days with national side

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There has to be a worry that Bilic has not done as well at management as he could have. His best days as a manager might well have been when he was Croatia boss back in 2008.

It is good to see such a big name in the game interested in the Celtic job. However, the time just doesn’t seem to be right for Bilic and Celtic.