Fenerbahçe dismisses Dutch manager Phillip Cocu from duty

Coach Philip Cocu has been relieved of his duties, Istanbul giants Fenerbahçe announced in a statement late Sunday.

The decision came right after the Yellow Canaries were dealt a heavy blow at home by MKE Ankaragücü.

In Fener's home field, Şükrü Saraçoğlu, the Ankara contenders beat the heavyweights 3-1.

Under the Dutchman's supervision, Fenerbahçe failed to qualify for the Champions League and is now placed 15th in the Super League, right above the relegation zone by a point.

The team has long been considering parting ways with the coach, especially after the recent Rize thrashing.

Some reports also suggested that Fenerbahçe may likely replace Cocu with former coach Ersun Yanal, who helped Fenerbahçe to its last domestic title in the 2013-2014 season.

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