Former Croatian international Igor Tudor has been appointed head coach of Turkish giants Galatasaray, the club confirmed on Wednesday.
“Galatasaray have appointed Igor Tudor as head coach until the end of the 2017-18 season” the club said in a statement on its official Twitter account.
CONFIRMED: Galatasaray have appointed Igor Tudor as head coach until the end of the 2017-18 season.
More to follow… 📝 pic.twitter.com/IZGyBFRxu6
— Galatasaray EN (@Galatasaray) February 15, 2017
Based in Istanbul, Galatasaray is the most successful Turkish football club in history winning 7 domestic trophies, 20 Süper Lig titles, 17 Turkish Cups and 13 Turkish Super Cups. It is the only club to have won the Süper Lig in four successive seasons.
Galatasaray has also won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 2000, becoming the first and only Turkish team to win a major UEFA competition. In the 1999–2000 season, the club achieved the rare feat of completing a quadruple by winning the Turkish Süper Lig, the Turkish Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in a single season.
Galatasaray is also the only Turkish club to have been ranked 1st on the IFFHS World Rankings.
As a player Tudor spent much of career with Italian giants Juventus where he won several trophies.
He was capped 55 times for Croatia, playing at UEFA Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He missed the 2002 World Cup due to injury.
After coaching Hajduk Split from 2013 to 2015, Tudor moved on to Greece where coached PAOK. In 2016 Tudor was hired as the new manager of Turkish club Karabükspor, signing a one-year contract.
Tudor also was one of Igor Štimac’s assistants when he was in charge of Croatia’s national team.