Fenerbahçe makes the way for the arrival of Phillip Cocu. The Turkish club made on Monday announced that coach Aykut Kocaman leaves. The 53-year-old Kocaman worked one year in Istanbul.
“After a number of discussions and evaluations, we came to the conclusion that it is time for a new approach,” says Ali Yildirim Koç, the new chairman of Fenerbahçe. He has Cocu at the top of his list as the new head coach.
The Turks reported last week at PSV. The contract of Cocu, Eindhoven is still one year. “Fenerbahçe is to turn, they need to have with the PSV coming out of them to obtain consent on an ongoing contract,” reported general director Toon Gerbrands Saturday.
Fenerbahçe finished last season as second in the Turkish Süper Lig, three points behind fellow-townsman Galatasaray. The club from Istanbul, which in 2014 for the last champion, the preliminary round of the Champions League.
Last season, played three at ‘Fener’: Gregory van der Wiel, Robin van Persie and mercenary Vincent Janssen. Van der Wiel is, however, left for Toronto FC, robin Van Persie went in the winter, to his old love Feyenoord and Janssen returns to Tottenham Hotspur.
Cocu is since the summer of 2013, head coach at PSV. The 47-year-old former international has obtained with the Brabanders to three league titles. With Mark van Bommel is already a possible successor to Cocu at PSV.
Van Bommel now has a PSV under-19, under his wing. He is currently working as a assistant of Bert van Marwijk present at the world cup, where Australia under their care.