Date: 9th June 2009 at 1:22pm
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The News is claiming that Slaven Bilic’s agent, Rudi Vata, has been approached and the Croatian manager would be interested in the Pompey job?

He said, when talking to The News: ‘Slaven is open to offers and there is interest from Portsmouth.

‘There are different clubs who want him but he is very interested.

‘Portsmouth have tried to get in touch, but there is no concrete offer at this stage. But the idea of working with and building the club would excite him.’

Bilic has built up a decent reputation for himself with his work with the Croatian national team and has no shortage of admirers with other English, some Germany and of course previously Celtic ‘linked’ with him.

At the moment anyway Bilic appears to have become the latest ‘favourite’ for the Pompey job, which now makes him, what, the third to hold that status after Sven Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini

It appears that the Croat has plenty of support on Vital Pompey too as well, with him the man that the majority wanted in a recent poll, which was suggested by coxy30.

  • What the poll asked – Which manager would you like next at Fratton Park?

  • How you voted – Bilic 34%, Sven 24%, Redknapp 19%, Mancini 14%, Someone else 9%

    I have to admit that the thought of Bilic does appeal to me, but I can also see the potential ‘pitfalls’ too – that said I certainly would not be disappointed should we be able to manage this, nor would I be disappointed, and this is something I mentioned before, in seeing a Pompey legend potentially return as I reckon he would be looking to bring Robert Prosinecki to assist him?

    Once again all we can say is lets wait and see, and until the takeover is 100% done nothing can be done can it…

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