Former Rangers favourite Shota Arveladze seals top job at Trabzonspor

One-time Glasgow Rangers star Shota Arveladze has landed arguably his biggest managerial job to date with Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.

As a Rangers player, Shota Arveladze enjoyed notable success, with the highlight coming during the 2002-03 campaign that saw the Gers celebrate a domestic treble.

But since hanging up his boots back in 2008, the good times have continued to come for the Georgian, with solid spells as manager of Turkish side Kayserispor and Kasimpasa to his name.

However, he may be about to take on his biggest challenge yet after being named, as revealed on the club’s official website, manager of Trabzonspor.

Arveladze spent four years with the Trabzon-based club, winning the Turkish Cup in 1995 and eventually sealing a big money move to Ajax.

The 42-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract to manage the team and will be hoping an impressive showing in Turkey can put him in the shop window for even bigger opportunities elsewhere.

A Rangers return, for instance, remains one possibility.

If Arveladze can bring success to Trabzonspor on a budget in the seasons to come, then we wouldn’t rule out what could well be an emotional Ibrox return.

In the meantime, he will be aiming to bring back the good times to his new employers.

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