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    International Managerial comings/goings

    This thread will be to discuss the latest international manager ins and outs.

    Feel free to share your thoughts if you think an apointment of a certain coach is the right man for the job. Or if not, who you think should have been given the job instead.

    Give us your opinions on your country's current manager aswell. Would you like to see him replace, or is he doing your country proud?

    Recently, Temuri Ketsbaia, the former Newcastle midfielder, has been appointed head coach of his home country Georgia, taking place of Hector Cooper who left the job earlier this week. Ketsbaia lead Anorthosis Famagusta to the Cypriot title twice in 5 years. He'll take over on Jan 1st.

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    Ex Liverpool player Vladimir Smicer, just days after retiring from football, has been appointed team manager of his native Czech Republic.

    He'll work closely along side Manager Mical Bilek, who himself only became manager of the team last month.

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    What does that mean team manager vs manager of the team? :P

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    i wasnt too sure either learning!

    Maybe Smicer will work just with the players directly, sort of as an assistant to Bilek?

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    Miroslav Blazevic has resigned from his role as Bosnia coach.

    The former Croatia coach has decided to step down after seeing his side miss out on the World Cup finals by losing to Portugal in the play-offs.

    Blazevic did an impressive job for Bosnia, finishing second to Spain in Group five, but they will not be heading to South Africa next summer.

    Bosnian Football Federation chief Sulejman Colakovic has confirmed Blazevic has tendered his resignation and that they will decide whether or not to accept it on Saturday.

    "The Federation will give its opinion on Saturday after its executive committee meets," said Colakovic.

    Reports have suggested the 74-year-old is set to take charge at Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua
    On a side, good on him to keep going at 74 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Nufc
    i wasnt too sure either learning!

    Maybe Smicer will work just with the players directly, sort of as an assistant to Bilek?
    It's like the Germany team situation.

    Joachim Low is Head Coach and Oliver Bierhoff is Team Manager I expect what Smicer is doing to be of a similar capacity.

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    Amara Traore becomes Senegal National Coach:

    Amara Traore has been named as the new coach of the Senegal national side.

    His appointment was confirmed by the Senegalese football federation (FSF) on Wednesday.

    The 44-year-old former international striker has been in charge of first division outfit ASC Linguere de St-Louis since 2007.

    He led them to the league title this season, helping to further his growing reputation.

    Traore has now been charged with the task of guiding Senegal to the 2012 African Cup of Nations and London Olympic Games.

    A period of underachievement for the nation of late has seen them fail to qualify for both the 2010 African Cup of Nations and World Cup finals in South Africa.

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    Guus Hiddink is to leave his post as Russia coach, with the likelyhood of him becoming new boss of Turkey.

    Guus Hiddink has confirmed he will step down as coach of Russia in the summer when his contract expires.

    The experienced Dutchman's future had been up in the air after the failure of Russia to qualify for this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa.

    He returned to Moscow last week for discussions regarding his future with the new president of the Russian federation Sergei Fursenko.

    Following those talks, Hiddink has announced that he will be parting ways with Russia at the end of June.

    "After a very pleasant conversation with the new federal president it was decided that after my contract expires on June 30 we will part ways," Hiddink wrote in his column in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

    "We decided this now in order to give the federation sufficient time to find a successor."

    The 63-year-old's decision appears to suggest that Hiddink will not be leaving early to take charge of a team participating in the World Cup.

    North Korea had shown an interest in the former South Korea coach, while Hiddink's agent had intimated that the Nigeria position was tempting.

    He had also been linked with a return to club football, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus rumoured to have been keen on Hiddink, who had a spell in charge of Chelsea last season.

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    Nice one, huge boost for our World Cup hopes! Every chance they'll get a good replacement but theres not many better than Hiddink around and even fewer that are available at the moment

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    It's official:

    Guus Hiddink has been named as Turkey's new coach after deciding to leave his role with Russia.

    The Dutchman will lead Turkey for their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign after agreeing a two-year contract with the option for a further two years.

    Hiddink revealed last week he was quitting as Russia coach once his contract expires in June after failing to lead the national team to this summer's World Cup finals.

    The 63-year-old, who enjoyed a short spell at Chelsea last season, was strongly 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 a wealth of experience in international management having already coached Holland, South Korea, Australia and Russia in his illustrious career.

    Former Turkey captain Oguz Cetin will be part of Hiddink's backroom team as he looks to guide Turkey to Euro 2012

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