Şenol Güneş to manage Turkish national football team

Şenol Güneş to manage Turkish national football team

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Şenol Güneş to manage Turkish national football team

Besiktaş manager Şenol Güneş will be the manager of the Turkish National Football Team for a 4-year term starting June 1.

Güneş will be at the helm during Turkey's UEFA EURO 2020 and 2022 World Cup bids, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced on Feb. 28.

Güneş is currently the manager of Istanbul club Besiktaş.

Earlier this month, Turkish national football team and head coach Mircea Lucescu mutually terminated their contract.

During Lucescu's time as head coach, Turkey failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that was held in Russia.

This is Senol Güneş' second tenure with national team, as he was the manager during Turkey's 2002 FIFA World Cup journey, in which they finished at 3rd place.

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Turkish Football Federation, national team, Şenol Güneş