14 July 2014 18:49
Vahid Halilhodzic has signed a two-year contract to become the new coach of Trabzonspor, it has been confirmed.
The Bosnian led Algeria to the last 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last month, but left the position following the expiry of his contract.
He had already been welcomed to Turkey via the club’s official Twitter account on Saturday, but no details of the deal were released.
However, Halilhodzic has since travelled to meet Trabzonspor officials, and a brief statement on the club’s website on Monday confirmed the terms of his appointment.
“Professional football team coach Vahid Halilhodzic is provided with a two-year deal,” it read.
After qualifying from a group which also featured Belgium, Russia and South Korea, Algeria were eliminated in the second round by eventual champions Germany after extra time.
Halilhodzic had long been linked with the vacancy at Trabzonspor, where he managed from 2005 to 2006, and the 61-year-old’s CV also includes stints in charge at Paris Saint-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb and the Ivory Coast.