Fenerbahçe assistant coach Kartal takes over from Yanal
ISTANBUL - Reuters
İsmail Kartal (R) has taken over from Ersun Yanal who resigned at the weekend. AA PhotoTurkish champions Fenerbahçe named assistant coach Ismail Kartal as coach on Aug. 12 to replace Ersun Yanal who resigned at the weekend, the club said in a statement.
Kartal had been serving as the assistant coach since 2010, three seasons under Aykut Kocaman and one under Yanal.
Yanal resigned from his post on Aug. 9, leaving the defending champions without a coach only three weeks before the start of the domestic league after reported difficulties with chairman Aziz Yıldırım.
Yanal became the 11th coach to be replaced in the Turkish first division since the end of last season.