Bilic rejected Poland approach

Bilic is not interested to quit his job as Croatia national team coach, despite missing out on a World Cup play-off place to Ukraine.

Bilic is reported to have agreed a two-year extension to his contract with the Croatian FA.

“It’s surely nice to hear such a thing as Poland is a nice place to work,” Bilic told Jutarnji list.

“It’s very nice country with a big football tradition – and also in future they will co-host European Championship 2012 with Ukraine.

“But no matter what I really couldn’t take this job as I’m too much of a patriot. As long as I’m able to lead Croatia then I’ll do so.

“After I will lose my job, only then I will think about another job. I’ve agreed with Croatia’s FA that I’ll sign new contract for next two years.

“So I will say thank you Poland and we’ll meet again in Euro 2012.”

“Everybody, who followed our group, knew what’s going on. From game one we had so many problems, our key players were injured,” he added.

“Every time we missed four or five of our biggest stars, from Eduardo to Petric to Kranjcar and Modric.

“Our game against Belarus was the only one that we were at full strength. That was our best game.”