Mehmed Baždarević has been chosen as the new coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina, filling the gap left following the departure of Safet Sušić.
The 54-year-old former FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard and Yugoslavia player was chosen following a meeting of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NSBiH) executive board, with a mission to salvage the national team’s UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign – the Dragons having taken just two points from their first four Group B fixtures.
“I am excited, happy and proud,” said Baždarević, who has been in charge of FC Istres and Grenoble Foot 38 as well as Sochaux. “This is a highlight of my career – a wish come true. There’s a lot of work ahead of me. We have no time to waste. It’s a rocky road to France.” His first match in charge will be a qualifier in Andorra on 28 March next year.