Stanislav Cherchesov, one year younger than Kuntz, was eliminated on the grounds that he was ‘old’. Shaking hands in principle, Shevchenko could not come to Istanbul due to his family being in England and this country’s red list of Turkey.
1- Yes, maybe we went from League C to League B, but unfortunately we are not happy. We are not happy. The reason is that we put forward against Luxembourg and the Faroe Islands. football and the results we got. Nobody’s eyes see the 13 points we got in the matches we played in the group, and the 14 goals we scored in the first 4 matches without conceding a goal. The country’s football is again demoralized, dejected, and pessimistic again. Of the 6 matches we played in the group, the first 4 are excellent, but the last 2 are terrible. Even though the glass is full, the empty part is popular!
THIS DOESN’T GO LIKE THIS
The consensus of the viewers of the infamous football played in the last two games is as follows: “This is not how it works, not with Kuntz.”
Without exaggeration, 80-90 percent of football-related people think so. It’s possible that they never loved him anyway.
“Who is Stefan Kuntz? What is his career, experience? Where has he served at the highest level? National team Is the coaching chair such a simple place? This shirt is three sizes too big for him.” In short, the country did not like Kuntz as the head of the national team. So how was the Kuntz decision made, why was it chosen, who were the alternatives at that time? This is the main question to be asked.
2- AFTER SUN DECISION WAS FOREIGN, DESPITE 2-3 VOTE AGAINST
Look what the intention is, what the destiny is… Exactly one year ago, these days. Early September. Senol GunesThe roads diverge. Then Selim Soydan, the member of the board of directors responsible for the national teams of the TFF, stepped aside, saying, “I do not want to carry out this task any longer.” The TFF Executive Board of the period brought Hamit Altıntop to the responsibility of the national team and gave him the sole authority for the coach. The board of directors decides that the new coach should be a foreigner against 2-3 dissenting votes. The names of any local technical man whose names were written and drawn at that time do not come to the table. Hami Altıntop starts working. He meets with the technical men one by one and conveys his report to the then TFF President Nihat Özdemir.
3- 59-YEAR-OLD CHERCHESOV VETOED FOR ‘OLD’
One of the first names to come to the agenda is Stanislav Cherchesov, who has just left the Russian National Team. When the name of 59-year-old Cherchesov, born in 1963, was put on the table, the common opinion was; It is agreed that he should be a young, goal-oriented and successful name, and the old career coaches who came to the agenda with Cherchesov are eliminated from the list. Andriy Shevchenko, 46, is the young coach of the Ukraine National Team, who came to the agenda and won the approval of the majority. Altıntop makes a phone call with Shevchenko. When this meeting is positive, the second speech is given by TFF Deputy Chairman Servet Assistant. When the result is positive again, Shevchenko is decided.
4- ENGLAND’S RED LIST TURNED EVERYTHING UP.
Shevchenko is in Italy while holding talks with TFF executives. He is invited to Istanbul for a face-to-face meeting. Asks for a day and hangs up. However, one day later, the Ukrainian technical man said that it would not be possible for him to come to Istanbul due to Covid-19. The reason is; His family is in England. Shevchenko, who had to go to England in a few days, explains that if he comes to Istanbul, there will be a quarantine period of 10 days, as England put Turkey on the red list at that time. Our folks say “Okay” and hang up.
5- STEFAN KUNTZ is 1 year older than CHERCHESOV
TFF wing Shevchenko, on the one hand, brooding on what to do after this surprise crisis, on the one hand, put the situation of the other candidates on the table again. At that time, Hamit Altıntop tells the situation of Stefan Kuntz, who was one of the candidates and was one year older than Cherchesov, who was vetoed as “elderly”, to whom he received the answer “Yes” and said that he could come.
6- A MUCH LOWER MONEY AGREEMENT THAN TERM AND SUN
Stefan Kuntz is invited to Istanbul. All of a sudden, four board members, together with Hamit Altıntop, had a three-hour meeting with the German coach at Riva. Everyone leaves the table positively. Kuntz came to Istanbul with permission from the German Football Federation, and returns to his country on the same day. When there is no change on the Shevchenko front due to this travel crisis, it is said, “Then let it be Kuntz”. Kuntz’s knowledge of Turkey, his approach to young people, his ambition and cost are approved by ours.
‘WISH WE WAS WAIT 48 MORE HOURS!’
Stefan Kuntz is shaken for three years for the task, for which Fatih Terim works for 3.5 million Euros and Şenol Güneş for 2.5 million Euros per year. Because time is very short. The national team has two critical matches to play against Norway on 8 October and Latvia on 11 October. In short, only two weeks remained until the first encounter. And the Turkish Football Federation signs a contract with Kuntz in Istanbul on September 20. Interestingly, just two days after that signing, on September 22, England removed Turkey from the red list. Kismet.. I don’t know, maybe some of the names in Riva might have said, “I wish we had been patient for 48 more hours” on the subject of Shevchenko, which remained in their minds after the British decision on September 22.
WILL YOU HAVE A FEW MESSAGES FROM NATIONAL MATCHES TO THOSE WHO SAY ‘I’M INJURED’?
You told Stefan Kuntz it was in your mouth. Likewise, to Hamit Altıntop… I would say, if you bother to say a few words to the football players who say “I’m injured” from the national matches. Doesn’t it seem interesting to you that 7-8 players are suddenly unable to play? I wonder if their escape did not adversely affect what we put on the field. Say what? In my opinion, the issue that the Turkish Football Federation Board of Directors should question and investigate before Stefan Kuntz is the injured players before and after these two national matches. We will follow up over the weekend. We will see together whether they will go to the stands or the field.