Turkish federation appoints Avci as football coach

The Turkish football federation has appointed Abdullah Avci as

Turkey coach.

The federation says it has signed an agreement with Avci until

May 31, 2015.

The 48-year-old Belediyespor coach formerly managed the Turkey

U-17 team, guiding it to fourth place at the world championships in


Turkey parted ways with Guus Hiddink on Wednesday following

Turkey’s failure to qualify for next year’s European


The federation, meanwhile, announced Thursday that fans of

Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor will not be

allowed to attend away games this season. The measure was agreed

upon by all the teams to avoid possible clashes between the