Slaven Bilic is the new Hammers manager - we all know that by now - but we found a few facts that people may not know about the Croatian.

1. Russell Brand is a fan: The comedian turned political activist seems pretty happy that his team has appointed a fellow socialist.

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2. He's a bit of a rock star: He plays rhythm guitar (a red Gibson Explorer for all you six-string nerds) in Croatian rock group Rawbau.

3. He's multilingual: As well as his native Croatian, he is fluent in German, Italian and English.

4. He has a law degree and reads American psychology books: He told The Guardian in a 2006 interview that he dabbles in the subject to better understand his players.

5. His ex-wife's name was tattooed on his wrist: It's Andrijana, so presumably in fairly small letters.

We weren't lying about the rock: