Slaven Bilić is likely to be named coach of the Ukrainian national team

Watford had sacked Bilic in March 2023.

Slaven Bilić is a candidate to get the Ukraine national team job if the UAF decides on an inevitable change of coach. The situation will be understood through negotiations. Bilić is highly valued and accessible after his Watford career ends. Watford had sacked Bilic in March 2023.

Also, the 54-year-old specialist is known for working with Hajduk, the Croatian national team, Lokomotiv, Besiktas, West Ham, Al-Ittihad, West Bromwich Albion, Beiqing Guonan and Watford. UAF has contacted the 54-year-old Croatian specialist to work with the Ukrainian national team. It is reported that official negotiations with Bilic will begin soon.


The Ukrainian national team is left without a head coach after Oleksandr Petrakov’s departure last year. Now Ruslan Rotan is temporarily acting as a mentor. Ukraine is fourth in Group C after losing to England at the start of qualifying for the 2024 European Championship.

The blue and yellows failed to score a single shot on target against England during the match. In the next round of the European Championship 2024 qualification, Ukraine will face North Macedonia. The game will be on June 16. Also, in June, the blue-yellows will play against Malta.