Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New faces and the season starts already!!!!

With a new coaching team in place the transfers are starting to dribble in. Mustafa Sarp has been recruited from Bursaspor presumably as cover/option for Ayhan who looked knackered at the end of last season as he had to run the entire midfield by himslef as Arda looked moody on the touchline.

Gokhan Zan has been snapped up on a free from Besiktas. Not a huge fan but would be a good replacement or partner for Servet depending on whether Servet heads to France or not.

Lots of rumours as usual and lots of the fringe players coming and going but nothing else major on the horizon.

The squad is already back in training as the season starts already on July 16th with the 3rd Qualifiying round match for the Ueropa League against Tobol from Kazakhstan and the second leg on July 23rd. Lets hope Rijkaard does his research as these kind of teams are a banana skin waiting to happen sop early into the season.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Rudi Voeller should duck.....

Rijkaard takes Galatasaray post

Frank Rijkaard
Rijkaard is set for a new challenge in a new country

Frank Rijkaard has been appointed technical director of Turkish side Galatasaray, replacing Bulent Korkmaz.

The 46-year-old had been out of football since leaving his post as Barcelona coach at the end of the 2007/2008 season.

Rijkaard, a former Dutch international, took over at Barcelona in 2003 and won La Liga in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Champions League in 2006.

He also had a two-year spell as Holland coach from 1998-2000.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Anyone need a job?

So the worst kept secret in Turkish football happened today. Bulent Korkmaz resigned as head coach of GS despite being just 4 months or so into a 2.5 year contract.

Lets just hope that whoever the Board picks next stays around a bit longer tahn the last three coaches.