Ex Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o appointed player-manager at Antalyaspor

Antalyaspor have appointed Samuel Eto’o as player-manager on a temporary basis until the winter break.

The Scorpions are in the hunt for a manager to replace Yusuf Şimşek who was sacked following a six game winless streak last week.

Former youth team coach Mehmet Uğurlu has joined Antalyaspor captain Eto’o as his assistant.

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The newly promoted Turkish Super League side will consider keeping Eto’o on depending on results until the winter break.

The former Chelsea and Barcelona striker guided his side to a 3-2 win over Mersin on the weekend.

The Scorpions actually got off to a terrible start. Mersin scored twice within the opening 45 minutes to go into the half-time break with a two goal lead.

Mbilla got Antalyaspor back into the game just a few minutes after half-time and former Chelsea man Eto’o netted the equaliser for his 13th goal of the season making him the top goalscorer in the league.

Lokman Gör wrapped up a memorable comeback for the Scorpions with his last minute goal to end their six goal winless streak.

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