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Kafkas returns to take charge of Trabzonspor

Published: Tuesday 29 January 2013, 16.30CET
Tolunay Kafkas described replacing Şenol Güneş as coach of Trabzonspor AŞ, who he once represented as a defender, as "one of the most significant steps I have taken in my life".
Kafkas returns to take charge of Trabzonspor
Tolunay Kafkas is the new coach of Trabzonspor ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 29 January 2013, 16.30CET

Kafkas returns to take charge of Trabzonspor

Tolunay Kafkas described replacing Şenol Güneş as coach of Trabzonspor AŞ, who he once represented as a defender, as "one of the most significant steps I have taken in my life".

Tolunay Kafkas is the new coach of Turkish Super League outfit Trabzonspor AŞ, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace Şenol Güneş, who stepped down on Sunday.

The 44-year-old Kafkas had been working for the Turkish Football Association (TFF) as head of football development and Under-21 national team coach since October 2011. "Starting a new job at Trabzonspor, a club which I gave everything for, is a big responsibility and one of the most significant steps that I have taken in my life," he said.

Former defender Kafkas played around 200 competitive games for the Black Sea side from 1993-97 before switching to Galatasaray AŞ. He later played in Austria for SV Pasching, LASK Linz and FC Admira Wacker Mödling before retiring in 2005. As a coach, he led Kayserispor to Turkish Cup glory in 2007/08 and later worked at Gaziantepspor before taking up his role with the TFF.

Last updated: 29/01/13 16.43CET

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