Greetings Kankas and Kankies on this sunny and mild Christmas day in Ankara.
As most of you know by now, Ankaragucu has a new management/coaching team.
Some information about Roger Lemerre -
In his playing career he played for Nantes, Nancy and Lens. He also won 6 caps for the French National Team.
As a manager/coach he has been involved with Red Star, Lens, Paris FC, Strasbourg and the French National Team.
Umit Ozat has been appointed as his assistant and he is well known in recent times in Turkey. He played for Gencler, Fenerbahce and FC Koln. He also won 40 something caps for the Turkish National Team.
Pretty impressive CVs I'm sure you will agree. However, it remains to be seen if they can turn things around in the second half of the season with the players at their disposal.
Of course, sometimes miracles do happen and perhaps they will be given some dosh by Baby Gokcek to bring some 'names' in during January. Let's play the wait and see game and give them a chance to show their worth.
Their contract is only for 6 months but with options for extensions to be made after the 6 months period, ie, if Ankaragucu don't suffer the 'Big Drop' !!
As always ...... watch this space for further details.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim