Connect to share and comment
Former Croatia manager Slaven Bilic was on Wednesday named as the new coach of Turkish side Besiktas, the club announced on its website.
The 44-year-old - who was part of the Crotia side that reached the 1998 World Cup semi-finals - signed a three year deal worth 4.8 million euros ($6.2 million).
Bilic takes over the reins at the Turkish side after spells with Hajduk Split, Croatia, and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Bilic, who guided Croatia to two successive Euro finals in 2008 - where they reached the quarter-finals - and 2012, takes over a club reeling after UEFA on Tuesday had barred them from the Europa League next season because of a domestic match fixing scandal dating back to the 2010/11 season.