Guus Hiddink has been named as Turkey’s new coach after deciding to leave his current role with Russia when his contract expires in June.
The Dutchman has agreed a two-year contract with the option for a further two years.
The 63-year-old, who enjoyed a short spell at Chelsea last season, was linked with a move to the Premier League, but Turkey have managed to lure him to take charge of their national team.
“Dutch coach Guus Hiddink has accepted to take charge of Turkey until August 2012 after announcing he won’t extend his contract with the Football Union of Russia which was due to expire on 30 June,” the federation said in a statement.
“Turkish Football Federation (TFF) president Mahmut Ozgener and TFF vice-president Lutfi Aribogan flew to Amsterdam to finalise the negotiations with Hiddink.
“The 63-year-old experienced coach agreed to a two-year contract with an option for a further two years.”
Hiddink has vast experience in international management having already coached Holland, South Korea, Australia and Russia in his career.