Fatih Terim takes over traditional club

The Turkish coaching icon Fatih Terim surprisingly takes over the traditional Greek club Panathinaikos Athens.

The 70-year-old has a contract in Athens until 2025. He replaces the equally surprisingly dismissed Serb Ivan Jovanovic in third place.

Terim had coached Galatasaray Istanbul for the fourth time until January 2022, most recently as Turkish national coach after parting ways with Stefan Kuntz.

Terim led “Gala’s” legendary team around Romanian Gheorghe Hagi to UEFA Cup triumph in 2000 and won the Turkish championship eight times with the club.

Terim served as Türkiye’s national coach three times. He coached AC Fiorentina (2000/01) and AC Milan (2001) abroad, but had no luck there. In Istanbul, the stadium of the first division club Basaksehir bears his name.