Former Trabzonspor boss Vahid Halilhodzic has revealed that he is enjoying life in Japan.
“I cannot believe it, I cannot go outside because of the attention I am getting, I cannot believe how popular I am here,” Halilhodzic told French newpaper L’equipe.
The attention Halildhodzic is getting is a far cry from his time at Trabzonspor were he was public enemy number one.
The Bosnian manager came under fire from the Turkish press and Trabzonspor players for his controversial comments and fiery behaviour.
Halilhodzic led Japan to a 5-1 thrashing over Uzbekistan recently making it two wins out of two.
The experienced coach took over when Javier Aguirre who was sacked in February amid fears the Argentine’s involvement in an investigation into alleged match-fixing in Spain would hinder Japan’s World Cup plans.
Halilhodzic’s second spell at Trabzonspor lasted a total of 116 days. The experienced coach won four, drew eight and lost two of the 14 games he managed.
The Bosnian coach was later replaced by former Turkish national team manager Ersun Yanal.