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Emperor Terim to manage
Galatasaray for 4th time
Published December 22, 2017
Turkish football icon Fatih Terim will Friday return to Istanbul
giants Galatasaray for a fourth stint, following the dismissal
of Croatian coach Igor Tudor.
“And just where we left off … He is back #FatihTerim,” the club
announced on its official Twitter account.
Dubbed “Emperor”, 64-year-old Terim, the former Turkish national
boss, has coached Galatasaray in three different stints
(1996-2000, 2002-2004 and 2011-2013).
The signing ceremony will be at the club’s stadium at 1200 GMT,
according to the club.
Galatasaray on Monday sacked Tudor, who had only joined the
Istanbul giants in February, after a defeat saw the side slip
from the top of the Super League.
The team is hungry for success having seen Istanbul arch rivals
Besiktas claim the title in each of the last two years.
The Croatian had been under pressure to deliver since arriving
in Istanbul and last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to little-heralded
Yeni Malatyaspor marked the final straw.
The defeat saw Galatasaray cede top spot to fast-rising
Basaksehir, also from Istanbul, with Besiktas sniffing at their
heels in third.
Galatasaray spent lavishly in the close season, digging deep for
the likes of French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis,
Morocco midfielder Younes Belhanda, Brazilian midfielder
Fernando and Algeria midfielder Sofiane Feghouli.
Terim had parted ways with the Turkish national team in July
after being involved in a fight at a kebab restaurant.
The brawl was sparked over a partition that divided a steakhouse
owned by Terim’s son-in-law and a kebab shop, according to
Turkish media reports.
The Turkish Football Federation did not mention the incident but
just announced in a brief statement in mid-July that Terim would
quit over “non-football related issues”.