According to a report, Stefan Kuntz is no longer Turkey’s national football coach. The association now wants to comment on this.
After Stefan Kuntz’s alleged exit from the Turkish national team, the Turkish Football Association (TFF) wants to make a statement in the “coming days”. This was said by a spokesman for the dpa association. This is unlikely to happen today.
Among other things, the government-affiliated news agency DHA reported the day before that the contract with the long-time German U21 national coach, which runs until after Euro 2024, will be terminated. Kuntz has not yet commented on this.
The reports of the dismissal were met with relief by some Turkish commentators. After the Turkish national team’s recent defeat against Japan and the 1-1 draw in the European Championship qualification against outsiders Armenia, the criticism of Kuntz had become significantly louder. According to a report in the newspaper “Sabah”, the 1996 European champion will be compensated around 1.2 million euros for the early termination of the contract.
Kuntz signed a three-year contract as Turkish national coach in September 2021. It was said that his assistant coaches had not yet been informed about the separation from Kuntz. In Turkey, the media is already speculating about the successor. In addition to the Italian Vincenzo Montella, world champion coach Joachim Löw is considered one of the foreign candidates, according to the DHA. There was initially no official confirmation of this.