Gullit takes over Terek Grozny
Former Dutch international skipper Ruud Gullit was appointed on Tuesday coach of Russian Premier League club Terek Grozny, local media reported.
The 48-year-old has previously coached English Premier League sides Chelsea and Newcastle United along with Dutch giants Feyenoord and MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy.
Terek deputy president Haidar Alkhanov told reporters that Gullit signed an 18-month contract with the club from the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, but refused to disclose financial details.
"We reached agreement about the conditions of the contract without any problems." Alkhanov said. "He was completely satisfied with the terms that we offered him. Gullit is a true world football star. He has experience of coaching top-class clubs like Chelsea and, I believe, will be very useful for our club."
Gullit, 1987 European player of the year, is one of the most successful players in Dutch football. He was part of the scintillating Dutch side that won UEFA EURO 1988, while at club level he also won the 1989 and 1990 UEFA Champions League with AC Milan.
Terek finished a lowly 12th in the Russian league last season, 35 points adrift of champions Zenit St Petersburg.