Roberto Carlos to coach Turkish Sivasspor club

Updated: May 20, 2013, 11:35 AM IST

Ankara: Former World Cup winner and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has agreed to coach Turkish Super League`s Sivasspor club.

Sivasspor officials announced that they had offered the coaching job to the Brazilian after former coach Riza Calimbay called it quits.

Carlos, 40, reportedly accepted the offer after consulting with friends from his time with Fenerbahce. Carlos is currently the sports director of Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Sivasspor will officially announce the deal in the coming days.

Carlos, member of Brazil`s national team in 1998, 2002 and 2006, was known for his thundering shooting and curving free kicks. He earlier played for Fenerbahce and was a favourite of Turkish fans.