Murat Yakin revealed he had offers from England & Germany

Murat Yakin revealed he had offers from England & Germany [divider]

Spartak Moscow manager Murat Yakın has revealed that he received offers from England and Germany before moving to Russia.

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“Everything is going well in Russia, the league will start again in March,” Yakın told Fanatik.

“I had offers to go to England and Germany before coming here but I wanted to gain some experience in Russia. 

“People were generally surprised that I came here after leaving Basel but this is my first venture outside of Switzerland and I can say it is going to plan right now.”

Yakın was closely linked with a move to Southampton after parting ways with Basel.

Yakın was born in Basel, Switzerland to Turkish parents and represented Switzerland at international level as a footballer.

The Switzerland born coach won back-to-back league titles in his two years in charge of Basel as well as overseeing strong Champions League campaigns.