Slaven Bilic would be open to talking to about becoming the Scottish Premiership champions’ new manager.

The former and Croatia coach, 50, has been linked with the Scotland vacancy, but favours a club job.

’s history and fase appeals to Bilic and he is keen to talk to the club about taking over this summer.

Neil Lennon is filling that role – and has clinched the league title and could potentially secure a treble treble – but his long-term future is unclear.

Bilic left S side Al-Ittihad in February, having won just three of 15 games in charge. He previously managed Besiktas, and hometown club Hajduk Split.

The Croat also enjoyed a stellar first season in charge of , guiding them to a seventh-place finish in the in 2015/16 and a spot.

However, he was sacked in November 2017 with the club in the relegation zone.

As a defender with and , among others, he earned 44 caps and was part of the Croatia squad that finished third at France 98.