The official website for European football

Kurtar returns to Kocaelispor

Published: Friday 11 October 2002, 18.54CET
Turkish strugglers Kocaelispor have brought back coach Güvenç Kurtar to replace Hikmet Kahraman.

UEFA.com features

Captain Stark on Germany's Under-19 triumph
  • Captain Stark on Germany's Under-19 triumph
  • Sanderson on England and Arsenal return
  • Lyon academy products making the grade
  • Who has won titles in the most European nations?
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
  • Story so far: Real Madrid CF
  • Guingamp magic floors Paris
  • Fenerbahçe great Alex calls time on career
  • Gabbiadini inspires high-flying Sampdoria
  • UEFA Champions League round of 16 classics
1 of 10
Published: Friday 11 October 2002, 18.54CET

Kurtar returns to Kocaelispor

Turkish strugglers Kocaelispor have brought back coach Güvenç Kurtar to replace Hikmet Kahraman.
Turkish strugglers Kocaelispor have brought back former coach Güvenç Kurtar to replace Hikmet Kahraman who resigned earlier this week.

Room for improvement
After signing a one-year contract, Kurtar said his immediate task was to improve the standing of the Turkish Super League's bottom club: "I know Kocaelispor are not in a good state, but with the help of everyone concerned we can carry the team to a more respectable position."

'Get behind us'
"The condition the club is in is only temporary," he added. "We just need the fans and the media to get behind us." Kocaelispor have lost seven of eight league games this season.

Last updated: 11/10/02 20.33CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=38035.html#kurtar+returns+kocaelispor

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.