Galatasaray extends coach Fatih Terim’s contract

Galatasaray extends coach Fatih Terim’s contract

Galatasaray extends coach Fatih Terim’s contract

Galatasaray has agreed to a new contract with coach Fatih Terim, extending his tenure with the current league champion for another five years.

The announcement came by Galatasaray Chairman Mustafa Cengiz during the 2018-2019 league championship celebration at Turk Telekom Stadium on late May 25.

“We will sign a five-year contract with beloved Fatih Terim, the number one of Turkish football here with your testimony,” said the chairman.

The championship marked the 22nd for Galatasaray in their league history.

Chairman Cengiz added that during the upcoming five years, they will add one more star to the club jersey. Turkish teams put one star on their jerseys for every five league titles.

The 66-year-old Terim first took charge of Galatasaray the team in the 1996-1997 season, where he achieved major success, domestic and European.

He left the club for Fiorentina and Milan after the 1999-2000 season but rejoined the club in 2003.

Terim’s previous tenure with the club started in the 2011-2012 season, and he managed to take the team to the quarterfinals of the Champions League the next year.

He signed a 18-month deal with the team in 2017.