Previous
Sevilla FC
Fiorentina
7:05 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Napoli
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7:05 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Chesterfield
Preston North End
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
River Plate
Boca Juniors
12:00 AM GMT May 8, 2015
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Real escape with hope of progress

What the papers say
Read
By ESPN Staff

Turkey name Avci as Hiddink successor

Abdullah Avci has been named as the new Turkey boss just a day after Guus Hiddink's departure was confirmed.

Hiddink left the post by mutual consent after his side were beaten by Croatia in their Euro 2012 play-off on Tuesday night.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has wasted no time in announcing the Dutchman's replacement after turning to former Under-17 boss Avci on a four-year contract.

"I am very happy to be granted the honour of such a duty,'' he said at a press conference on Thursday. "We will take important steps to improve the national team.''

The 48-year-old, who has been in charge of Turkish top-flight club Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor since 2006, led the Under-17 team to their European triumph in 2005.

Avci has also established Istanbul BB as a top-flight club since winning promotion in 2007.

"Coach Abdullah deserved this position, I believe he will reach great success with the national team,'' TFF chairman Mehmet Ali Aydinlar said.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.