Croatian coaches join Billic

Last updated : 01 July 2019 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Slaven Billic has appointed Dean Racunica and Danilo Butorovic to his backroom team following his appointment as new Head Coach. 

Billic has turned to his long-term associates to form his coaching set-up with the pair working with Albion's new boss at his former club, Al-Ittihad.

Fourty-nine year-old Racunica, who won two caps for Croatia during his own playing career has worked with Billic before. The two paired up with Billic was in charge of Hadjuk Split. 

Butorovic is much younger at 34 and Billic believes the talented coach has the potential to enjoy a long career in the game. 

"Danilo prides himself on his modern methods which is expected to be a feature of his work at Albion," said a statement on Albion's website.

"His expertise in technology and analysis will see him focusing particularly on pre-match preparation, recruitment and training preparations and assessment."

The pair with join Jimmy Shan, Gary Walsh and Nick Davies as part of Albion's backroom set-up.