UK time is: 21:29:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bilic Said No!

Anyone else think it was strange to see Slaven Bilic sitting amongst the dignitaries in the Cottage balcony against Arsenal?

Especially more so when it transpires that Bilic turned down the chance to take over the managerial hot-seat at Craven Cottage.

After disposing of England in Euro 2008 qualification, the Croatian has been in demand in recent weeks. Bilic was supposedly at Craven Cottage as a guest of Sky Sports for the Arsenal clash as a prelude to meeting up with three of his current squad ahead of the clash with Holland.

With regard to the Fulham job, Bilic had this to say during a recent interview with a leading media channel,

'If I was after the money, I would have accepted the first offers that came my way from Mohamed Al Fayed (Fulham's chairman) and others."

'If I have to explain my position every time I cross the border, no problem. I've been to London privately a few times before.'


Interestingly, Bilic, despite turning down a lucrative sum from Fulham hasn`t finalized his future after 2008 but remains a man of his principles stating,

'The British media praised my position as patriotic after I told them money isn't everything and that I took up the Croatia job for a different reason."

'I do believe I am underpaid but that's not an issue at the moment and I knew exactly how much I would be paid when I took the job. It's also not true that I have turned down an improved offer from the Croatian FA."

'I've had a terrific relationship with the HNS all this time and I won't let anything spoil it. This speculation doesn't bother me at all but it could affect the team spirit.'

Kind of a shame we didn`t get him isn`t it?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: orange_emu Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 24 2008

Time: 5:59PM

Your Comments

so he is a fan of football what is your point
ozanne park rangers
I hope he gets the Arsenal job when the great one moves upstairs.
Goofle
I saw him on TV with his ear ring in, strange fella!
merlin
GOOFLE - IS THAT BEFORE OR AFTER THE RUSSIANS BUY YOU OUT?
merlin
Wow i don't care! and i'm glad
Backslash2010
don't blame you - he looked a right state on national tv, just like his West Ham mates!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham v Wolves - Team Sheets (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Ruiz Move Moves Closer! (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Fulham v Wolves Preview (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Six Hard Forthcoming Fixtures (Monday August 18 2014)

We Need to Win Ugly! (Monday August 18 2014)

Ruiz Linked with Werder Bremen! (Sunday August 17 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Millwall (Saturday August 16 2014)

Fulham v Millwall - Team Sheets (Saturday August 16 2014)

It`s Brentford (a) in Capital One Cup! (Thursday August 14 2014)

Mitroglou Returning to Olympiakos? (Wednesday August 13 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Ipswich 2 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Rotherham 3 1 0 2 -2 3
19. Leeds Utd 3 1 0 2 -3 3
20. Huddersfield 3 1 0 2 -5 3
21. Wigan 3 0 1 2 -2 1
22. Bolton 3 0 1 2 -4 1
23. Fulham 2 0 0 2 -2 0
24. Blackpool 3 0 0 3 -4 0

Breaking League News

Aston Villa Defender Joins On Loan
Brighton : 20/08/2014 21:27:00
LUFC Leeds complete Antenucci deal
Leeds Utd : 20/08/2014 20:33:00
Forest : 20/08/2014 20:32:00
Warburton: An Important Three Point
Brentford : 20/08/2014 20:25:00
Norwich Sign Jerome
Norwich : 20/08/2014 20:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Fulham v Wolves?
Suggested By:  putney
Fulham to win! 34%
Wolves to win! 33%
Draw! 33%