Candidates emerging for TFF hot seat
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Haluk Ulusoy hints that he is ready for a third stint as the TFF Chairman.Former Trabzonspor board member İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu became the first person to announce his candidacy for the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) chairmanship although more figures are expected to also throw their hats in the ring for the Feb. 27 elections.
Mehmet Atalay, the general manager of the Press Bulletin Authority (BİK) and a former head of the Youth and Sports General Directorate, is believed to be in the race as well. Atalay was a candidate before the June 2011 elections, but withdrew his candidacy after Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, who resigned Jan. 31, was openly supported by the Union of Clubs.
A former TFF chief, Haluk Ulusoy, told Habertürk TV that he was not a candidate, but “is ready to accept the post if the clubs ask him to.” Ulusoy had two stints as TFF boss between 1997 and 2004 and 2006 and 2008.