Turkey’s Galatasaray have appointed Erik Gerets as their new coach following the resignation of Gheorghe Hagi.

“Agreement was reached with him in all areas. Gerets will be in Istanbul on Thursday,” Galatasaray said.

Gerets, 51, resigned as Wolfsburg coach at the weekend, leaving the German club a year before his contract expired. He had previously coached Kaiserslautern and PSV Eindhoven.

Galatasaray accepted Hagi’s resignation on Tuesdayafter the club finished third and failed to secure a Champions League place.