Done deal: Vitor Pereira becomes Fenerbahce manager despite reported talks with Rangers

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Fenerbahce have appointed Vitor Pereira as their new manager today.

Fenerbahce have confirmed on their official website that Portuguese boss Vitor Pereira has been appointed as their new manager.

The Turkish giants parted company with Ismail Kartal last month, but have moved quickly to bring in a new boss having finished second behind Galatasaray this past season.

The man in charge is Pereira, who initially made his name as Andre Villas-Boas' assistant at Porto, before taking the reins when 'AVB' left for Chelsea in 2011.

After two successive titles, Pereira moved on to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli, only to return to Europe as he became manager of Greek powerhouse Olympiacos.

Despite winning the league and cup double, Pereira was sacked, freeing him up to make the move to Fenerbahce on a two-year deal.

The reason for his sacking appears to involve Rangers, with The Times recently reporting that the 46-year-old had held talks over becoming the new manager at Ibrox, with Stuart McCall's contract expiring later this month.

SAPO in Portugal later reported that Olympiacos were fuming with Pereira holding talks with another club behind their back, and promptly sacked him days later - but he won't be heading to Glasgow having been confirmed as Fenerbahce's new manager ahead of the summer transfer window.

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