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Slaven Bilic said no to PAOK, report says

Croatia manager Slaven Bilic rejected a job offer from PAOK this month, a Croatian newspaper reported on December 26.

Jutarnji-list suggested that when PAOK went to Zagreb to play local Dinamo for the Europa League its president Thodoris Zagorakis approached Bilic and offered to hire him.

“Would you say no to a PAOK proposal even if that reached 1 million euros per year?» he reportedly asked Bilic.

However the coach gave Zagorakis a negative answer, the report suggests, in the same way he had done to West Ham and Hamburg.

The newspaper added that another candidate for PAOK’s bench is former Panathinaikos player and coach Velimir Zajec, although none of the story’s elements have been confirmed by PAOK.

The Thessaloniki club, who will face CSKA Moscow in the round of 32 of the Europa League, will continue with coach Makis Havos.