Beşiktaş could be a role model for Turkish football says Fikret Orman [divider]
Beşiktaş could become a role model for Turkish football according to club president Fikret Orman.
“What we are trying to achieve here at Beşiktaş could prove to become a blueprint for other Turkish clubs,” Orman said.
“We have a system, we are developing our own model within our own financial constraints and have shown what can be achieved with proper planning and expertise.
“It is all good bringing in players from across the world but if you don’t help them settle and become part of the fabric of the team it is pointless.
“We have also built a strong team ethic among our domestic players, we have invested heavily in youth and hope to produce a high caliber of player in the near future.
“Currently there are seven Turkish internationals playing for us but we still have a long way to go.”
Beşiktaş in debt to the tune of $325 million, facing 142 lawsuits and suspension from UEFA competitions when Orman took charge.
The Black Eagles presdient took radical steps to restructure the club and implemented short-to-long-term plans to become a club that pays particular attention to youth infrastructure, facilities and scouting as well as reducing debts.