Turkish Football Federation Fires National Team Coach Stefan Kunz after Disappointing Performances: Replacement Speculations

Turkish Football Federation Sacks National Team Coach Stefan Kunz

The Turkish Football Federation announced on Wednesday that it had sacked its first national team coach, German Stefan Kunz, following his team’s disappointing performances in recent weeks.

The Turkish federation said in a statement: “Following an assessment meeting with national team coach Stefan Kunz today (Wednesday), the board of directors of the Turkish federation has agreed to withdraw the services of Mr Kunz.”

According to Turkish media, the most likely candidate to replace the German coach is Italian Vicenzo Montella.

Konz, a former Germany U-21 coach, has been under pressure in recent weeks, especially after Turkey were caught in a 1-1 home draw against Armenia on September 8 in a 2024 championship qualifier. European Cup, then lost in a friendly to Japan 2. -4 Four days later.

The German coach, who took over in September 2021, failed to lead Turkey to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has come under increasing criticism for both his tactical choices and his remarks.

Turkey is ranked 41st in the world rankings and second in the fourth qualifying group for the 2024 European Championship with 10 points from five matches, behind Croatia (10 points from four matches), which it will face on October 12 next year, and ahead of Armenia and Wales (7 points from 5 matches).

Source: Agencies

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