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Bilic will leave Croatia post in November

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  • Slaven Bilic will leave his position as Croatian national coach in November
  • Bilic has been in charge for four years and led Croatia to Euro 2008 semifinals
  • The 40-year-old has been linked with string of Premier League managerial jobs
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(CNN) -- Croatia national coach Slaven Bilic has announced he will leave his post in November at the end of the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Bilic will leave his post as Croatian national coach in November, four years after taking charge.

Bilic will leave his post as Croatian national coach in November, four years after taking charge.

The 40-year-old, who led his team to the finals of Euro 2008 -- where they reached the quarterfinals -- at the expense of England, has been linked with several coaching jobs in the Premier League.

And he now looks set to be available later this year after telling Croatian daily Sportske Novosti about his plans to stand down.

Bilic said: "I will stay at the helm until the end of this qualifying campaign but not a second more. Four years in this post is enough."

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Bilic took over the Croatia reins after the 2006 World Cup finals. His team lie second in World Cup Qualifying Group Six, five points behind leaders England after four matches.

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