Taffarel – 'I do not want to be assistant manager'

Claudio Taffarel – ‘Hamzaoglu would be a great appointment’ [divider]

Galatasaray interim head coach Claudio Taffarel revealed that he wants to return to his position as goalkeeper coach after Hamza Hamzaoğlu is appointed manager.

“Hamza Hamzaoğlu would be a great appointment, he the right choice in my opinion,” Taffarel said.


“We will hold a press conference with Hamzaoğlu on Sunday, I would like to carry on working as goalkeeper coach. 

“I do not want to be assistant-manager and will have to decline if an offer is made. 

“I would like to stay here and carry on my role as goalkeeper coach.”

Taffarel also told reporters that Cesare Prandelli’s management style did not suit Turkey.

“Every manager has his own style, Prandelli focused on the physical and tactical side of the game,” Taffarel said.

“But in Turkey you need to be a good motivational coach as well and specialise in man-management. 

“The players and manager had a few differences in opinion, Prandelli’s style of management did not really suit Turkey.”

Prandelli was recently fired as manager of Galatasaray.