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Thursday, June 11, 2015
New coaches for Besiktas and Fenerbahce !
Besiktas's new coach Senol Gunes ...
Besiktas has signed Turkish manager Senol Gunes for two seasons with an option to extend his deal for a further year.
The Istanbul side said that Gunes will receive 1.5 million euros ($1.69 million) for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 football seasons.
According to the agreement, Besiktas will pay Senol Gunes 500,000 euros as compensation his contract is terminated prematurely after the first season.
Sixty-three-year-old Gunes managed Bursaspor last season.
Fenerbahce appoint Vitor Pereira
Fenerbahce has appointed Portuguese manager Vitor Pereira for two years.
Releasing a statement on Thursday, Fenerbahce said: "Portuguese Vitor Pereira, who worked for Greece's Olympiacos last year, has been appointed as new coach of Fenerbahce football team with a two-year deal."
Pereira started his coaching career at the age of 34 with Portuguese clubs Padroense and Porto's youth team. The manager, who retired from playing professional football at the age of 28, enjoyed his premier first-team spell with San Joanense in the 2004-2005 season.
The Espinho native was Andre Villas-Boas' assistant manager at Porto in the 2010-2011 season; he managed the team to the Portuguese Super Cup Final against Vitoria Guimares in 2011.
The Portuguese manager was able to bring success to Porto in the 2011-2012 season, finishing as champions in 30 matches with 75 points. He continued his success with the team, becoming champions the next season with Porto as well.
After staying with Saudi Arabian team al-Ahli in the 2013-2014 season, the 47-year-old moved on to Olympiacos in January 2015.
With Pereira, Olympiacos won the Greek domestic cup and championship this year.