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Confusion about Stefan Kuntz: Turkish federation denies dismissal

2023-09-18T16:36:44.613Z

Highlights: According to media reports, Stefan Kuntz has been dismissed as Turkey's national coach. The Turkish federation denies the alleged decision. The 60-year-old was also one of the candidates for the post of successor to national coach Hansi Flick after his supposed departure in Turkey. Turkey are level on points with league leaders Croatia in second place after five of eight qualifying matchdays, and still have European Championship qualification in their own hands. Germany's World Cup winning coach Joachim Löw is already being discussed as a possible successor.



Status: 18/09/2023, 18:24 p.m.

By: Korbinian Kothny

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According to media reports, Stefan Kuntz has been dismissed as Turkey's national coach. The Turkish federation denies the alleged decision.

Ankara – Is Stefan Kuntz still the coach of the Turkish national team? Actually, the Turkish news agency DHA had reported the dismissal of the German on Sunday evening. And that by phone! Several media subsequently confirmed the report. Now, however, there is a surprising turnaround.

Stefan Kuntz
Born:30 October 1962 (age 60 years) in Neunkirchen
Currently working as:National coach Turkey
Greatest successes as a coach:2x U21 European Champion (2017, 2021)

Kuntz dismissal only canceled?

As the Turkish association TFF announced on its website on Monday, reports to the contrary in the media "do not correspond to the truth", the contract of the 60-year-old is still running.

The TFF announced that Kuntz had been invited to the national training centre near Istanbul on Wednesday to hold talks with the head of the federation, Mehmet Büyükekeksi. After that, there will be a public announcement.

Stefan Kuntz is said to have been dismissed as Turkey's national coach. The Turkish federation denies this. © IMAGO/SeskimPhoto

Kuntz also under discussion as new national coach

Whether it is a turning point in the Kuntz case or whether the expulsion is only postponed remains unclear for the time being. The 60-year-old was also one of the candidates for the post of successor to national coach Hansi Flick after his supposed departure in Turkey. If Kuntz is not dismissed, the DFB would have to enter into negotiations with the Turkish association if the worst comes to the worst.

After the recent defeat of the Turkish national team against Japan and the 1-1 draw in the European Championship qualifiers against outsiders Armenia, the criticism of Kuntz had become much louder. Turkey are level on points with league leaders Croatia in second place after five of eight qualifying matchdays, and still have European Championship qualification in their own hands.

Joachim Löw traded as Kuntz's successor

In the Turkish media, new national coaches were already being discussed after the alleged Kuntz dismissal. One of them: Germany's World Cup winning coach Joachim Löw. (kk

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Source: merkur

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