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Ankaragucu terminate manager’s contract

Ankaragucu terminate manager Ismail Kartal contract

The newly promoted club have parted ways with Ismail Kartal after their heavy defeat on Saturday.

Ankaragucu have terminated the contract of their manager Ismail Kartal, the Super Lig club announced via their official website on Saturday evening.

The capital based club suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat away to Sivasspor in the afternoon and the Turkish coach made some shocking revelations during the post-game conference, to which the club’s administration responded within hours.

Kartal revealed the severity of the club’s financial hardship, claiming  players and staff have not been paid for the past 6 months and that there are players who are still waiting for wages from last year.

“The president and the administration did not do enough to support the club. If it was up to me, to resolve the economical issues, I would work day and night to find a solution. The right thing to do, for Ankaragucu and the fans, would be to help the club move forward. For 6 months no one here has received a single cent. The club still owes players wages from last season. We lost today but for the past one, two months, I have been unable to motivate the team,” the coach told reporters.

Following this shocking revelation, the club released a statement on their website notifying the public that Kartal’s contract has been terminated.

In the same statement, the club issued a response to Kartal’s accusations, claiming his statements were an effort to discredit the club with the intention to justify the losses the team have suffered during his tenure.

Ankaragucu are currently in 11th place with 20 points after 16 games.

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