Galatasaray want Liverpool legend to take over as manager

Graeme Souness tribute from the Galatasaray fans

Galatasaray have placed Liverpool legend Graeme Souness on the top of their managerial shortlist following the departure of Mustafa Denizli according to Fanatik.

The report does not disclose whether the Lions have actually submitted an offer but Souness would be welcomed with open arms by the Galatasaray faithful.

Souness became a cult legend among Lions fans following Galatasaray winning the Turkish Cup 1996 final 2-1 on aggregate.

Fenerbahçe were at home for the second leg and took took a one-nil lead which would have taken the game into extra time time however, Dean Saunders scored to win Galatasaray the cup.

Nobody could have expected what happened next as Souness took a massive Galatasaray flag from the fans and ran to the centre of the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium and planted it into the centre spot.
The incident nearly provoked a riot among the Fenerbahçe fans.

The planting of the flag drew comparisons with Turkish hero Ulubatli Hasan, who was killed as he planted the Ottoman flag at the end of the Siege of Constantinople. This earned Souness the nickname ‘Ulubatlı Souness’.

Galatasaray fans unveiled a giant tribute to Souness in the Intercontinental derby against Fenerbahçe played on Sunday 18 October 2014.


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