Bilic keen on Pompey job

Slaven Bilic's agent has revealed the Croatia manager's interest in taking over at Portsmouth. "Portsmouth have tried to get in touch, but there is no concrete offer at this stage," said Rudi Vata. With Arab tycoon Sulaiman Al-Fahim on the verge of taking over the club, the former Everton and West Ham centre-back – whose Croatia side qualified for Euro 2008 at the expense of Steve McClaren's England – has expressed an interest in replacing caretaker manager Paul Hart. "The idea of working with and building the club would excite him," said Vata. "Slaven is hungry for the right club with the right ambition because he is a hungry manager. He is a person who sets high goals and wants to work hard to achieve them. There are going to be special things from him in the future."

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