The bunfight inside Genclerbirligi continued Friday, just a day before the match against Diyarbakirspor, with a vice chairman of the club (I'm not sure how many they have) Atilla Aytek, announcing today that he will run against Ilhan Cavcav for the chairman's position at the club's general congress scheduled for next Sunday.
While I'm not sure that it is such a good idea to have a congress on a day in which we could actually be playing our last home game of the season, Aytek's decision to run certainly makes things interesting.
At a press conference in Ankara Aytek did not directly mention the latest unilateral move by Cavcav to replace the general manager (as reported here) but I guess that this was a big issue in deciding to run against the man who has chaired Genclerbirligi for pretty much all of my life.
"What I've told Chairman Ilhan Cavcav during our talks is that we cannot return to the old system," Aytek told reporters who are probably now employing mystics to figure out what the hell he meant.
Aytek then went on for ages and ages and as far as I can see he said nothing of any real substance. There were no actual examples of what the "old system" was, how we are going back to it, nor any hard facts on why he thinks that Gencler are failing UEFA and FIFA criteria.
Aytek's platform appears to consist solely on solving all those problems, whatever they are, but again he didn't give announce any polices that he would implement.
My guess, as stated above, is that the problems have a hell of a lot to do with Cavcav's management style, ie he decides everything.
Anyway, I'm slightly lost. Perhaps its time for me to actually join the club.
I just checked out Aytek's rather thin cv on the Gencler site and it says he can speak English. So I vow that if he wins it this blog will have the first, and possibly last, interview in English with the chairman of Gencler.
Lanky Kanka, do you know anything about Aytek?