Bursaspor set to appoint Şenol Güneş as head coach
Şenol Güneş's career high came in 2002, when he led the Turkish national football team to an unprecedented third-place in the World Cup, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. AA PhotoBursaspor has announced that it has agreed terms with Şenol Güneş to take over as its new head coach.
The Spor Toto Super League team, which is one of only five teams to have won the league title in the history of the competition, did not specify the details of the deal.
Since winning the title in 2010 to join Turkish football’s elite group of clubs including Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor, the Crocs have failed to maintain their standards, never finishing higher than the third.
Last season, the team finished eighth, missing out on qualifying on European competition.
Güneş is one of the most decorated men in Turkish football, having won the league title with Trabzonspor six times as a player. However, the former goalkeeper was always the bridesmaid as Trabzonspor coach, finishing as runner-up on four occasions.
His career high came in 2002, when he led the Turkish national football team to an unprecedented third-place in the World Cup, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.
His popularity in the Far East increased with a coaching spell at FC Seoul, leading the Korean side to a runner-up finish in the league and Korean cup competition during his two-year stint.
Güneş found himself out of a job after ending his fourth coaching spell with Trabzonspor last year.