Thursday, December 17, 2015

Samuel Eto'o named interim coach of Turkish club Antalyaspor

Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o
Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o Fils has been named as the interim head coach of Turkish side Antalyaspor, after the departure of head coach Yusuf Simsek. The former top striker for FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC and other top European clubs joined Antalyaspor in June on a three year deal.  The club's president Gültekin Gencer asked him to take over coaching duties with technical director Mehmet Ugurlu until a new coach is hired.

"We sat down with [technical director] Mehmet Ugurlu and Eto'o. Both will jointly coordinate training. The board commissioned Ugurlu and Eto'o to assume coaching duties until a new coach is found," club president Gultekin Gencer told DHA.

With his new role, Eto'o will combine his coaching duties with playing for the club. Eto’o is currently the leading scorer at the Super Lig where he has so far scored 13 goals in his first 15 matches with Antalyaspor. The club has given the striker three matches against Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Gaziantepspor to prove himself, and will then re-evaluate the situation after the league’s winter break.

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