Alex to reveal all in press conference
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsBrazilian star Alex de Souza will hold his final press conference in Turkey today amid a promise to lay bear all the reasons for his unexpected departure from Fenerbahçe last week.
“I am stepping in front of the media for the last time in Turkey,” the Brazilian tweeted late Oct. 5.
Alex had requested the termination of his contract last week following a club decision to leave him out of the first team. The departure of Alex, the most prolific player of the last decade in Turkish football, sent shockwaves across Fenerbahçe’s fan base, which took to social media to react against the move.
Alex, 34, had some problems with coach Aykut Kocaman recently, responding badly to the manager’s decision to limit his playing time. The Brazilian had used the word “jealousy” on Twitter when explaining the reason he was left out of the starting 11 in a match earlier this season.
Fenerbahçe Vice Chairman Ali Yıldırım and Kocaman were scheduled to hold a press conference about the Alex saga on Oct. 5, but the meeting was postponed until an unspecified date.