Fikret Orman has resigned from his post as Besiktas manager after a seven-year stint in charge of the club.
Orman was first elected president in 2012 taking over a side struggling with £250m of debt, 142 lawsuits and a suspension from Uefa competitions for breaching FFP agreements.
The 47-year-old oversaw the building of the 41,903 capacity Vodafone Park stadium which replaced the Inonu stadium.
Orman also brought in sweeping changes, addressed the debt issue and introduced long-term plans to build Besiktas’ commercial value both at home and overseas.
Under the leadership of Orman Besiktas built a side that won back-to-back league titles over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
The Black Eagles looked likely to dominate Turkish football after their domestic success. Orman slashed the wage bill, reduced transfer fee expenditure and earned a reputation as a hard negotiator in the transfer market.
The decline of the Orman era started in January 2018. Besiktas sold Cenk Tosun to Everton for a club-record £27m fee but failed to replace him.
The Black-Whites looked favorites to win the 2017-18 campaign until selling Tosun.
Besiktas failed to replace Anderson Talisca the following summer.
Between them Talisca and Tosun were directly involved in 45 goals.
The Turkish Lira crisis hurt Besiktas but Orman’s transfer policy became increasingly erratic.
The Black-Whites started spending recklessly on panic buys and made several poor transfers resulting in a 4th placed finish last term.
Besiktas got off to a poor start this season and find themselves in 11th place after 5 games having picked up just five points.