Hammers confirm assistant
West Ham have confirmed the appointment of former Yugoslavia international Zeljko Petrovic as assistant manager to Avram Grant.
Last Updated: 28/07/10 4:43pm
West Ham have confirmed the appointment of Zeljko Petrovic as assistant manager to Avram Grant.
The former Yugoslavia international played for his country at the 1998 World Cup and boasts club experience with Sevilla and PSV Eindhoven.
Now 44, Petrovic has established himself as a respected coach and most recently was assistant to Dutch tactician Martin Jol at German club Hamburg during the 2008/09 campaign.
He links up with an English-dominated backroom staff at Upton Park, joining Paul Groves, Kevin Keen, goalkeeping coach David Coles and fitness boss Eamon Swift.
Grant told the club's official website: "I am happy that we now have the staff set-up that I presented to the owners when I came.
"The aim is to take the team forward with professional, positive people and have a creative atmosphere.
"Zeljko Petrovic has a lot of experience and knowledge as a player and a coach.
"Paul knows my methods and did a great job for me at Portsmouth. Kevin has represented the traditions of West Ham and is also a very good coach and positive person."