Fenerbahce part ways with Kocaman

Aykut Kocaman has left Fenerbahce following his second spell in charge of the Turkish club.

Aykut Kocaman during his previous spell at Fenerbahce   -  Getty Images

Fenerbahce have parted company with manager and former player Aykut Kocaman.

The Istanbul giants, who finished runners-up in the Super Lig, ended Kocaman’s second spell as manager a year after he rejoined the club.

The announcement was made on the team's official website by newly elected club president Ali Koc.

"We have reached an understanding that our football team needs to open a new page in terms of leadership," he said.

"I would like to thank both personally and on behalf of our board of directors Mr Kocaman for all his services to the club.

"Aykut Kocaman will continue to have a special place in our hearts."

Fenerbahce finished behind rivals Galatasaray and were defeated in the Turkish Cup final by mid-table Akhisarspor.

Reports have linked PSV boss Philip Cocu with the vacancy at the club.

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