Japan appoint Vahid Halilhodzic as manager

Japan appoint Vahid Halilhodzic as manager


Japan have appointed Vahid Halilhodzic as their new manager after parting company with Javier Aguirre last month.

The Japanese football association released a statement saying they have reached an agreement with Vahid Halilhodzic to become the national team manager.

Japanese media reported that the 62-year-old Bosnian will be paid an annual salary of €2 million.

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Halilhodzic was appointed as Trabzonspor manager at the start of the season.

Trabzonspor fired the former Algerian national team coach following a slow start to the league and for comments he made about his squad to the media.

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 replaced by former Turkish national team manager Ersun Yanal.