Soccer World Cup

Fatih Terim Rumored to be Approached by Turkish National Team

Fatih Terim


Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim lead the Turkish Men’s National Team to the semi-finals at EURO 2008, and is being approached again by their management for a rescue mission.

After failing to bring Turkey to the 2010 World Cup, he decided to resign from his position. Then a couple of years later, he decided to retake the reigns at Gala and has since led them to two straight Super League titles and a quarter-final finish in the Champions League. Now, with this great run, the national team bosses are hoping that he will accept an offer to also coach internationally.

Apparently, this offer is for him to coach both Gala and Turkey for the rest of the domestic season. Afterwards, if Gala permits, he will coach the national side full time. Will he be willing to do so? There could be reasons for both yes and no.

Terim is coaching the club where he captained for many years and is currently bringing them to new heights. He brought over the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba and could even be responsible for the return of the favorite child, Arda Turan. Why would he leave a team that he has completely turned around by almost building from scratch after a dismal 2010-2011 season?

He would want to leave Gala if he has a successful season to leave on a high note to help a national team that is in dire need. He is growing as a coach as the seasons progress and should only get better. If he does decide to leave at season’s end, it should not come as a big surprise.

If he decides to turn down the job, it will be because he is way too vital a part of Gala’s resurgence in Turkey as well as in Europe. He is truly a mastermind and perhaps the best head coach in Turkish soccer history. If he is not considered so as of yet, he certainly will be sooner rather than later … if he continues to grow as a head coach and his team(s) does/do the same under his guidance.