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Former Croatia midfielder Robert Prosinecki named Bosnia and Herzegovina boss

Former Croatia midfielder Prosinecki named Bosnia and Herzegovina boss
By PA Sport

04/01/2018 at 17:06Updated 04/01/2018 at 17:14

Bosnia and Herzegovina have appointed Robert Prosinecki as their new coach.

The former Croatia midfielder, who spent a season with Portsmouth towards the end of an illustrious playing career during which he won the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade and also had spells at Real Madrid and Barcelona, replaces Mehmed Bazdarevic, who left his post after failing to lead the team to the 2018 World Cup.

Bosnia and Herzegovina announced the appointment in a statement on their official website, with the organisation's first vice-president Sofrenic Milorad saying he was "the best solution" with a "long-standing experience in leading teams".

The 48-year-old was most recently in charge of the Azerbaijan national team from 2014 to 2017.

Prosinecki became a firm fans' favourite during his time at Portsmouth.

He joined the second-tier side aged 32 in 2001 and scored nine goals in 33 league games to help keep the club up.