Slaven Bilic

Croatian Football Manager & Former Professional Player

Slaven Bilic is Head Coach of West Bromwich Albion. He was a defender with his hometown club Hajduk Split, later having successful spells with Karlsruher SC in Germany and West Ham United and Everton before retiring from active football. At international level, Slaven served as one of Croatia's most consistent defenders.

"One of the best Managers in Europe"

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  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Sports
  • After Dinner
  • Awards


He presents in English.

How he presents

Slaven has fought his way to the top of his profession with peerless dedication and incredible motivation. He is a great motivator and an excellent communicator, who is now in high demand as a speaker.

In Detail

Following his playing retirement Slaven managed the Croatian under-21 team before taking over the senior national side. He led the team to the quarter-finals of the 2008 European championship and left after the next edition four years later. He was praised for his long-standing service to the national side and credited with successfully overseeing the introduction of a series of young players from the under-21 squad to the senior side. He left for the Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow and then spent two years managing Turkish club Besiktas and West Ham. Along with his native Croatian, Slaven is fluent in German, Italian and English, while he also holds a degree in law. As a big fan of rock music, he plays rhythm guitar with his favoured red Gibson Explorer and is a member of Rawbau, a Croatian rock group.


Slaven now shares his enthusiasm and experiences through his coaching and after dinner speaking. He has the ability to tailor his presentations to his audience.


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