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.


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.