West Ham have appointed Slaven Bilic as their new manager on a three-year deal.
The Premier League club parted company with Sam Allardyce immediately after the final game of the 2014-15 season, with the 60-year-old’s contract coming to an end.
And co-chairman David Sullivan and David Gold have acted quickly to fill their managerial vacancy, with Bilic – a popular player at West Ham between February 1996 and May 1997 – taking the reins.
Bilic had been heavily linked with the role and announced his exit from Besiktas last month following a second season at the helm in Istanbul.
He had previously spent six years in charge of the Croatia national team, securing qualification for the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, and represented his country at the 1998 World Cup.