Journeyman coach Vural back to action

Journeyman coach Vural back to action

Journeyman coach Vural back to action

Sanica Boru Elazığspor will be the 27th team that has assigned Vural as coach.

Journeyman Turkish coach Yılmaz Vural returned to the dugout yesterday after being named the new manager of troubled Spor Toto Super League side Elazığspor.

The eastern club announced the signing with a statement which said: “Our club has agreed with Mr. Vural on all terms. We wish him all the success in the job.”

Speaking briefly to Anatolia news agency before flying to Elazığ, Vural said he was “very happy” about the deal and “hopes to carry Elazığspor to where it deserves.”

Elazığspor was without a coach after Bülent Uygun was sacked in the wake of last week’s goalless draw against Akhisar. Elazığspor, which won League One last season, sits bottom of the standings with a measly three points.

Elazığspor will be Vural’s 27th team. The 59-year-old, who is a regular choice for struggling clubs, has worked at seven of the 18 teams that are currently in the Super League.

A coach since 1986, Vural last coached Sakaryaspor in the League One. His previous top-flight job was in 2011 at Konyaspor, although the club was ultimately relegated.