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Football: Bilic named as new Beskitas coach

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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.

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