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Coach Bilic to leave Croatia role

Croatia boss Slaven Bilic
Bilic's Croatia side ended England's bid to reach Euro 2008

Slaven Bilic has announced he will quit as Croatia coach when their World Cup qualifying campaign ends in November.

The 40-year-old former West Ham and Everton defender has been linked with several Premier League jobs.

He told the Sportske Novosti newspaper: "I will stay at the helm until the end of this qualifying campaign but not a second more. Four years is enough."

Croatia trail England by five points in World Cup Qualifying Group 6, but beat them twice in qualifying for Euro 2008.

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