New Turkish national team coach appointed

New Turkish national team coach appointed

Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu took over as the Turkish national team head coach, three days after Fatih Terim’s departure. 

He is expected to meet with Turkish Football Federation (TFF) head Yıldırım Demirören in Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily reported.

Lucesu was previously appointed as the coach of Galatasaray in 2000 and Beşiktaş in 2002. 

He was also the manager of Shakhdar Donetsk in 2004 and more recently Zenit Saint Petersburg, a post he left in May 2017.

Terim’s three-year tenure as the Turkish football’s top coach ended last week when the Turkish Football Federation announced that the two sides parted ways.

Turkey currently sits third place in the 2018 World Cup Qualification Stage Group I on 11 points, with its fate depending on the failure of its opponents in the remaining matches.

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