Andrea Pirlo FIRED as coach of the Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk, with the club ninth in the Super Lig
Andrea Pirlo FIRED as manager of Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk… with the Super Lig side sitting in ninth place with three games to go after a difficult first year in charge of the Italian
- Andrea Pirlo has been sacked as manager of the Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk
- The Italian signed a one-year deal to lead the club last June but found life difficult
- Fatih Karagumruk sits in ninth place in Turkey’s Super Lig with three games remaining
Andrea Pirlo has been sacked as manager of Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk after less than a season in charge.
In June last year, Pirlo signed a one-year contract to take charge of Karagumruk, who had just finished eighth the previous season.
But with the Turkish top flight season almost over, Pirlo has been sacked from the coaching position, with the club sitting in ninth place.
In a club statement on Twitter, Fatih Karagumruk said: “Since we cannot continue with Mr. Andrea Pirlo and his staff next season, we have given them permission to leave soon in the hope that it will give them a chance to plan for their future.”
‘We will also use the remaining time in the most effective way to first win all our games and then plan our future accordingly.
Andrea Pirlo has been sacked as manager of Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk
Pirlo signed a one-year contract with the club last summer, but was unable to finish the season.
We are very happy to have spent a season with Andrea and we thank him for his contributions to our club. We wish him the best in his future!’
Pirlo’s first management role was at Serie A side Juventus, but it ended with the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, after his poor showing in the Champions League and Serie A.
After a year out of management, Fatih Karagumruk brought the 44-year-old to Turkey to manage in the top flight.
During the campaign, Pirlo had to adapt to a new country and deal with the consequences of the terrible earthquake that hit Turkey in early 2023.
Fatih Karagumruk sits ninth in the table after losing on Monday, with just three games remaining
The coach, his staff and the players helped load the aid onto trucks bound for the hardest-hit areas in the days after the earthquake.
In an interview with Mail Sport at the time, Pirlo said: “I’m sorry for what happened, I’m sorry for everyone.” I hope we can contribute something to help them overcome this great tragedy.”
Pirlo’s departure from Karagumruk comes after a three-game losing streak, which culminated in Monday’s 4-1 loss to Trabzonspor.
During his year in Turkey, the Italian achieved 11 wins in 34 games. The club has three games left of the Super Lig season, starting with Tuesday’s home game against Kayserispor.