Turkish giants Galatasaray have sacked Fatih Terim after the 60-year old turned down a two-year contract extension.

Terim was re-appointed by Gala after two previous spells from 1996-2000, and 2002-2004. He is currently also the interim manager of the Turkish national side, but could soon be unemployed - although he will have some of Europe's top clubs on his tail.

His last match in charge was on Sunday against Besiktas, but after fans invaded the Olympic Stadium pitch, the game was abandoned - clearly not the way Terim wanted to end his third, and possibly final reign with Galatasaray.

Fans invaded the field after Felipe Melo received a red card with Gala leading 2-1. This pitch invasion followed months of unrest in Turkey's largest City.

The dismissal of Terim, who has previously managed AC Milan and Fiorentina in Serie A, has come as a surprise to many, having previously led Galatasaray to six Turkish league titles, and the UEFA Cup.

Gala currently lie 11th in the table after one win and three draws from their first four games, but despite this, many are still surprised to see the Gala job become vacant.

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