The former coach of “Shakhtar” Mircea Lucescu became unemployed.
Football Federation of Turkey on the official website confirmed the termination of its contract with the Romanian specialist.
“We agreed by mutual consent. I believe in the process of rejuvenating the national team, we have reached the end point.
I thank the football Federation of Turkey and the team for their support and assistance in my work. Turkey will always hold a special place in my heart,” – said Lucescu’s departure from Turkey.
Lucescu has led the national team of Turkey since August of 2017. Under the guidance of the 73-year-old specialist the Turks in 17 games won only 4 victories. The team failed to qualify for the world Cup in Russia, and in the autumn of last year failed in the League of Nations the League.
Since leaving Shakhtar in the career of Mircea Lucescu came bad luck. For the season in the “Zenith” of the Romanians won only the Supercup of Russia, which unsuccessfully stopped in Turkey.
It is symbolic that the last match Mircea Lucescu as coach of the national team of Turkey took place in November last year against Ukraine (0:0).