Slaven Bilić managed West Ham United for over two years after he was appointed as Hammers manager in 2015.
In his second summer transfer window in 2016, the Croatian signed Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia and the midfielder had a tough start to his life in England as a hamstring injury forced him to spend over a month on the sidelines at the start of the 2016/17 season.
Since overcoming the injury, the Algeria international made 21 appearances in the Premier League and managed to score three goals and register three assists in the process.
However, the 29-year-old was unhappy and left the London side for Galatasaray in 2017. The player revealed his struggles during his time at West Ham during an interview with Actu Foot.
“In England, football is totally different. Unfortunately, I had a lot of physical and personal problems,” he said.
“In the end, I could not express my game and show what I was capable of. During mid-season [window], I had opportunities to start over again, but the club didn’t want to let me go. I had to wait until the end of the season to join Galatasaray.
“I swapped for them because I liked their project and the desire to win titles, something that I had not done so far. So, I just agreed to it.”
Feghouli has enjoyed a good spell with the Turkish club, winning two league titles with them so far. He and his side will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.