Bilic: These are my ambitions as West Ham manager

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Slaven Bilic has outlined his aims and ambitions to achieve with West Ham.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, new manager Bilic has outlined his ambitions with the Hammers, ahead of his debut season in charge.

The Croatian Boss said: “The ambition is to try to be top ten, definitely and then improve on that. First season, if we can finish eighth, ninth or tenth.

“Then, in the space of a few seasons, with the Stadium and everything, with hype, with probably a little bit more budget, with good planning and good play, nobody can stop us dreaming of European places or if we have a brilliant season to try to break into the Champions League places.”

Bilic may have big dreams, but his are the sort of ambitions that should delight West Ham fans ahead of this exciting new era at the club.

A new manager is in place, they enter the Europa League next month, and are heading to the Olympic Stadium the season after next.

Aiming for European football, and even the Champions League as Bilic highlights, is something to be admired, and with the right tools could be achieved.

The Hammers already have Europa League football to their name, even if they do start the season next month in the first qualifying round, and that is the perfect stepping stone to even greater things.

They can entice better players with the Europa League to their name, which in turn will help them in the league, as they look to break the top four.

Bilic’s appointment promises to be the start of an exciting time for the Hammers, and with his ambition, it looks as if the club have hired the perfect manager to usher in a new era of success for the East London club.

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