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Slaven Bilic leads West Bromwich Albion back to the Premier League

Slaven Bilić (Photo: Joshjdss/CC)

22 July 2020 – Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has led West Bromwich Albion back to the Premier League tonight.

A 2-2 draw for Bilic’s men against QPR at The Hawthorns on Wednesday night was enough for WBA to claim second place in the Championship and earn automatic promotion to the Premier League next season. 

The club now stands to make over 200 million pounds by being promoted to the top flight of English football. 

Bilic, who coached the Croatia national team from 2006-12, took over as coach of West Brom at the start of the season. 

He had a fantastic first year and at one stage looked like he would win the Championship but he would have to settle for second place behind Leeds United. 

During this season helped break a 99-year-old club record for most staying unbeaten at home for the matches in a row. Bilic last coached in the Premier League in 2017 when he was the manager of West Ham United. 

Promotion is good news for the Baggies faithful Croatian supporters. The Croatian Baggies and their flag representing the Croatian flag is constantly hung up on the main stage of the Hawthorns Stadium, home of West Bromwich Albion.

The flag remains above the home bench (Private album)

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