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Roberto Carlos named Sivasspor boss

June 4, 2013
By ESPN staff

Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor have appointed Roberto Carlos as their new head coach.

Roberto Carlos
GettyImagesRoberto Carlos has made the transition from player to coach

The former Brazil international and Real Madrid star spent a year playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce before retiring as a player at Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

Carlos has spent the past year working behind the scenes with Anzhi boss Guus Hiddink, but revealed his delight at taking the reins of a club himself.

"This is one of the most important days of my life," he told the Sivasspor official website. "I'm pleased to be here and first of all I want to thank the president (Mecnun Odyakmaz) for giving me this chance.

"This will be a team effort and we have lofty ambitions. I would like to see the stadium full for every game while we strive to bring success on the field."

Carlos takes over from Riza Calimbay at the Sivas 4 Eylul Stadium after Sivasspor finished a disappointing 12th in the Super Lig last campaign.