Slaven Bilic – 'We are footballing nomads'

Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic admitted that not having a home stadium has been a problem for his side this season.

Bilic described Beşiktaş as being footballing nomads after having played home games in Istanbul, Konya and Ankara.

“Our biggest problem is of course not having a stadium, we do get support when we go to Ankara and Konya but we are always on the road,” Bilic told Bosnian television channel BHT.

“It is not ideal, we are homeless, we are footballing nomads.”

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Bilic revealed that when the stadium construction is finished it will be a huge advantage.

“The stadium project really is amazing, once it is completed it will really help us,” he added.

Beşiktaş have been forced to play at the Atatürk Olympic stadium due to the İnonü stadium is currently being rebuilt. The new Vodafone arena will be a state of the art, 41,903 seater stadium.

The Eagles recently signed a $145 million deal with Vodafone which included shirt sponsorship as well as the stadium naming rights.