Roberto Carlos on brink of Turkey move

The former Fenerbache man looks set to take the reins at the Turkish club in a deal that could be finalised in the next few days

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos is on the brink of joining Sivasspor as coach, the Turkish club have confirmed.

The 40-year-old is currently a director at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala but reports suggest he will relinquish himself of the duty and step into coaching.

Mecnun Odyakmaz, president of the Turkish club, has announced that while nothing is definitive just yet talks are at an advanced stage.

"We are engaged in serious discussions with Roberto Carlos," the club president told the Ankara Haber. "The interviews are positive and the transfer will become clear in the next two days."

The agent of the former Brazilian left-back, Ozkan Dogan, was also extremely confident that the deal is set to be completed.

"Roberto Carlos and Sivas have reached an agreement in principle. He will sign the contract on Tuesday or Wednesday," the Brazilian's manager told Milliyet.

Sivasspor finished 12th in the Turkish league table this season after gaining promotion into the top flight 2005.