Galatasaray renews coach HamzaoIlu’s contract

Champion Galatasaray has extended the contract of head coach Hamza Hamzaoilu, keeping him at the helm of the team for another three seasons, Dursun andOzbek, the new chairman of the club, announced on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old coach helped Galatasaray win a record 20th title this season, earning the team its fourth star because five championships count as one star in topflight Turkish football. Hamzaoilu, who is the 56th coach of the illustrious club, will be paid 1.5 million euros per annum.
Hamzaoilu, a former Galatasaray midfielder from 1991 to 1995, was almost an unknown quantity as coach. He helped bring Akhisar Belediyespor from the second division to the Super League in 2011-12 and became an assistant to national team coach Fatih Terim the following season. This should be a lesson to teams that are prone to squandering millions of euros on good-for-nothing foreign coaches. Furthermore, the record book shows that the Super League championship has been won by Turkish coaches for several years now.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman