Roberto Carlos agrees Turkish deal

Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos has agreed a two-year deal to coach Turkish side Sivasspor, reports AS.

The 40-year-old Brazilian international arrives from Anzhi Makhachkala, where he retired as a player last season before moving behind the scenes with the Russian outfit.

Capped 125 times for his country, Roberto Carlos is well acquainted with Turkish football after his time at Fenerbahce between 2007 and 2009 following his transfer from Real Madrid.

He will be assisted by his friend Cesar Mendiondo, whom he met at Fenerbahce, with former player Murat Erdogan taking on the role of director of football.

Interestingly, his first goal for Fenerbahce came against Sivasspor when he was on the mark with a diving header, only the third headed goal of his career.

Unsurprisingly, his appointment has caused great excitement among the Sivasspor fans, with thousands turning out to greet him at his presentation in the hope his world renown will help the club challenge the big boys of Turkish football in the near future.

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