Nikola Jurcevic takes up role as West Ham assistant manager

Nikola Jurcevic takes up role as West Ham assistant manager

West Ham have announced Nikola Jurcevic as Slaven Bilic’s assistant manager.

The 49-year-old former Croatia international appeared at Euro ’96 in England as a player and has worked under Bilic with the pair’s national team, Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas.

Jurcevic told West Ham’s official website: “I am very happy that I can start work at the club. I am very motivated for the future and think we have a good team. I hope we will have a very good season.

“I am very excited to work in England because I think the Premier League is one of the best in the world.

“I know Slaven well and when I started my career as a coach and was a manager in Croatia, Slaven called me when he was national coach and we worked together for six years. We are good friends but we have a similar view on football and we work really well together.

“I know it is a big opportunity for me and I am happy to work in the Premier League, live in London and work for a big club like West Ham.”

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