Charlie Austin has revealed that West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic likes to play some of his favourite music in the Baggies dressing room.
Apparently, Bilic favours a bit of heavy metal, something it seems has not gone down all that well with the players!
In an interview with MOTD Kickabout, the striker said: “Slaven Bilic, the boss – probably one of the most laid back managers that I’ve worked for.
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“He’s very honest and sets his standard where he wants it, so as much as he is laid back, you know where the line is with him.
“He’s someone it’s an absolute pleasure to work with.
“He’s mad for Metallica – he likes to put it on in the changing room.
“Only a select few – when I say select few, probably 1%, of the changing room deep down likes his music – but nobody wants to say anything, because like I said, he’s the boss!”
From American heavy metal giants Metallica to Britpop royalty Blur…
A year ago, a video of Austin went viral on the internet.
His angry post-match rant bemoaning a goal of his for Southampton that had been disallowed was put to music, using Blur’s classic track Parklife.
“After being on the pitch and then (interviewed) five minutes after, it was all a real high for me, it just happened,” Austin added.
“I went home and that was it – then the next day, I woke up and my phone was going off. I thought: ‘What’s going on here?’
“The fella that did it messaged my on Twitter and said: ‘Oh my God, I just did it for a bit of banter, and all of a sudden I’ve had eight million views or something’.
“I thought it was absolutely brilliant. Everybody buzzed off it. I thought I nailed it!”