Claudio Taffarel dedicates Galatasaray win to Cesare Prandelli [divider]
Galatasaray interim manager Claudio Taffarel dedicated the Lions 1-0 win against Gaziantepspor to Cesare Prandelli.
Prandelli was fired from his position as manager of Galatasaray last week.
“I want to thank my players and I salute Burak Yilmaz for his efforts today,” Taffarel said.
“We fought hard and did not give up, it was not an easy game but we did enough to win at the end.
“Each one of my players deserves to be congratulated.
“This was Prandelli’s team, I dedicate this victory to him, he was in charge yesterday so how can I claim credit, Prandelli deserves a lot of respect.”
The former World Cup winner has been goalkeeper coach at Galatasaray since 2011.
The Galatasaray legend won the Turkish league, Turkish Cup, UEFA Cup and Super Cup during his playing days in Turkey.
Taffarel is widely respected in Turkey regardless of club loyalties.