Burak Yilmaz has already resigned as coach of Besiktas after exactly one month. The former Fortuna Sittard striker was appointed at the beginning of October, but left the Turkish top club at his own request on Friday.
“At his request, we have said goodbye to Burak Yilmaz,” can be read on the Besiktas club website. “We thank him for his efforts and wish him every success in his future career.” It is not known what the exact reason for his departure is.
Yilmaz ended his football career in June, after a turbulent time at Fortuna. More than three months after his departure from the Limburgers, Yilmaz was put forward at Besiktas as a temporary successor to the departed head coach Senol Günes. Until then, the Turkish star already served as an assistant coach at the Istanbul club.
Under the 38-year-old Yilmaz, Besiktas played five games, of which only one was won. The club is in fifth place in the Turkish league. The difference with leader Galatasaray is twelve points.
The 77-time international Yilmaz played as a player for Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Lille OSC, among others. He is also one of the most accurate strikers ever in the national team. Only Hakan Sükür scored more goals.
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