Fatih Terim: Coach Deserves Better From Galatasaray

By Aydin Reyhan
Fatih Terim

Fatih Terim has recently been fired from Galatasaray after a brawl broke out towards the end of their derby match at Besiktas. Gala were up 2-1 with seconds remaining, which meant that they were about to hand their rivals a first loss of the season.

Well, that was not enough.

Honestly, the main reason why he was kicked out could be due to the following reasons:

1. Galatasaray lost their UCL opener at home to Real Madrid by a score of 6-1. This defeat arrived just four months after defeating the same side, 3-2 in the same Ali Sami Yen Stadium. This defeat was due to the team not truly putting in their 100 percent effort, a 2-0 deficit and the fact that they were intimidated by the strength and ability of the opponent.

2. Terim was also recently asked to simultaneously coach the Turkish Men’s National Team in early September and honestly he was the best choice as they are already 2-0 under his reign. Due to this, he had been splitting his concentration on both teams.

Terim is not known for letting a decently talented side lose by a whopping five goals, and especially not on home soil. The fact that they lost at this level means that some of the players may have lost respect for him. If that is true, then that is nothing short of a shame, as Terim had always given it his all for his beloved club.

Regardless, Terim deserved better. This shows future coaches that if they do the same as he did, they might be let go of in an instant. Losing a man of his caliber and genius mindset in this way is truly a shame.

Now it is hard to see him ever returning as a coach, but perhaps one day as a sporting director, consultant, or even as the club president. He should definitely be considered with all of his knowledge and love for the team.


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