The Baggies have turned to the Croatian to end their long search for a new head coach
West Brom have confirmed the appointment of Slaven Bilic as their new manager.
The former West Ham boss has signed a two-year contract to become the permanent successor to Darren Moore, who was sacked three months ago in March.
The 50-year-old Croatian was a popular figure during his spell with the Hammers, which ended after two years in 2017 following a poor run of results.
Bilic also enjoyed success with Croatia, guiding his home nation to the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.
His most recent venture, with Saudi club Al-Lttihad, lasted just five months and he was dismissed in February earlier this year.
West Brom will task Bilic with leading them back into the Premier League following their failed attempt this season.
The Baggies sacked Moore while they were sitting fourth in the Championship, the same place they eventually finished, and lost their play-off semi-final on penalties to Aston Villa.
First-team coach Jimmy Shan led the team as caretaker manager for the final weeks of the season, but was not considered a permanent option.
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Bilic told West Brom’s official website: “I’m delighted with this opportunity of course.
“We want to improve, we want to improve on the pitch and Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion have a short-term project and a long project and they do not clash.
“They wanted me to lead them, to help improve them. They made it clear they wanted me to be the one to lead them in this and I didn’t think twice once they had spoken to me.”
Technical Director Luke Dowling added: “We had the opportunity to ensure we conducted a wide range of interviews and were determined to take it.
“We have spoken to some outstanding candidates and I would like to thank them for their interest in the post.
“But from the moment we spoke to Slaven, we were struck by his enthusiasm and excitement about this challenge. He is determined to get back to the Premier League and believes passionately that he can do that with Albion.
“We believe he is a great ‘fit’ for us – his presence, experience and management qualities are just what we need.”