Fatih Terim blasts Galatasaray over shock sacking
Turkish manager Fatih Terim reveals he was informed of sacking via media
Faith Terim has launched a stunning tirade against his former employers, claiming he was informed of his dismissal via a television report, according to Goal.
The Turkey boss was dismissed by Turkish giants Galatasaray towards the end of the September, resultantly taking control of his native national team and failing to guide them through World Cup qualification, to no fault of his.
He has since gone on the record to explicit his dismay at the manner in which he was relieved from the post he took up three times, the most recent of which being in 2011.
The man affectionately labelled as the 'Emperor' claims he learned of his fate from a television report in the immediate aftermath of a training session.
"I learned that I'd been fired through the media in my room, shortly after training," he told reporters. "I've never seen anything like this situation in my life.
"I hope nobody has such a bad experience with Galatasaray after me.
"I always prefer to talk about my troubles with Unal Aysal face to face, but when I did this, it was leaked out to the media everytime. We had serious communication problems, I accept it that.
"If Aysal had a problem with me we could have sat down and discussed the situation like adults.
"Aysal could have told me it was best that Galatasaray change manager, I would have understood, wished him all the best, packed by bags and left."
Contrary to popular belief, Terim maintains his reason of departure was not a contract dispute in which he reportedly rejected a two-year contract from chairman Unal Aysal, but rather Aysal's intention to overhaul his back-room staff.
"Aysal informed me that he wanted to make changes to the personnel on the board and that he wanted to continue working with me," Terim said.
"We agreed to speak after the presidential elections. However, following the elections, the matter was not brought up once."
"Following the decision to take over as Turkish national team interim manager, something Aysal himself sanctioned, Galatasaray's official website released a statement that I had signed a contract with the national team."
"The site later changed the statement but by that time they were after any excuse to get rid of me."
However, Terim failed to rule out a possible return to the club he played and managed for across 39 years.
"I will never turn my back on Galatasaray," he vowed. "I will never forget the supporters and I can put my hand on my heart and say I tried my best for the club."
"I hope I have served Galatasaray well over the past 40 years. Who knows, I may even return one day."
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