Bilic 'not interested' in England job, says Gold

David Gold has said that Slaven Bilic is not interested in the England job.

Bilic 'not interested' in England job, says Gold
Above: Slaven Bilic would not be interested in the England job says David Gold | Photo: Sky Sports

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold, has said that Hammers manager, Slaven Bilic is 'not interested' in the vacant England job, following the resignation of Roy Hodgson.  

Opportunity opens up

Numerous names have been touted to take over the Three Lions, with the likes of Gareth Southgate, Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew all be linked with the role.

Bilic has international experience previously, having managed his home nation of Croatia, between 2006 and 2012, but Gold insists that he will be at West Ham next season.

He told Sky Sports News HQ that Bilic has "managed his own country" and believes that he would not be the "slightest bit interested" in managing England.

Gold continued saying that Bilic told them that he wanted to manage at the "highest level in England" with the "club he loves" and that England is not "part of Slaven's mission."

Talking about Bilic, Gold said that he is a "very loyal man" to both his "backroom staff" and to the "board" and that their "commitment to eachother" is "total."

He continued saying that this is "his club" who are on their way to a "great thing" and believes that he wont be "tempted away by anything" but the issue is "whether he would want it" and believes he wont as his "passion" and "commitment" is "total."

Above: West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette in action for Lyon | Photo: Getty Images
Above: West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette in action for Lyon | Photo: Getty Images

Looking for new additions

It is clear that the Hammers are on the search for new players, ahead of their move to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

They have been in the particular market for a striker, with the likes of Callum Wilson and Alexandre Lacazette all linked, but Gold Tweeted that they are working hard to bring people in.

Gold tweeted "Thank you, our team of people, headed by DS are working 24/7 to bring in new players to strengthen our squad. dg."

West Ham United will take on the Seattle Sounders at the CenturyLink Field on Wednesday, July 6 with kick-off at 3:30am BST.