Greek team Panathinaikos is preparing to appoint Fatih Terim as coach.
Terim is expected to go to Athens tomorrow to sign the contract.
Fatih Terim is preparing to take over the Greek representative Panathinaikos.
The 70-year-old coach met with Panathinaikos, one of the Greek Super League teams, and reached an agreement in principle.
Fatih Terim, whose flight is planned to go to the capital Athens tomorrow, will have the last meeting with the club officials here. If a definitive agreement is reached in this meeting, Terim is expected to sign a 1.5-year contract.
Panathinaikos, who finished the regular season leader in the Greek Super League last year, lost the championship to AEK in the play-offs. This season, the Athens representative is in 2nd place after the leader PAOK, collecting 34 points in the league, which has 15 weeks left.
If Fatih Terim becomes the head coach of Panathinaikos, he will play in the Olympiacos derby 3 times in January.
Who is Fatih Terim?
Who is Fatih Terim, the coach of Turkish football, nicknamed the Emperor?
Fatih Terim was born on September 4, 1953 in Adana. Terim, the child of a poor family, worked in many different jobs with his father.
He started his football career as a goalkeeper in Adana Demirspor. Terim, who later played in defense, was transferred to Galatasaray in 1974 for 1 million 650 thousand lira.
He played for the first time in the Turkey-Switzerland match on April 20, 1975.
Fatih Terim, who later continued his career as a coach, became the head coach of Ankaragücü in 1987.
Terim, who brought great success to the team, coached Göztepe between 1980 and 1990. In 1990, he was assistant to German coach Sepp Piontek, who coached the national team.
He took charge of the national team in 1993 and led the team to the European championship in 1996. Fatih Terim, who could not show much success during this period, became the head of Galatasaray again.
He made the team champions 4 times between 1996-2000.
He brought the UEFA Cup to Turkey for the first time in 2000. He continued his career by heading the Italian team Fiorentina in the 200-2001 season.
He then managed the Milan team until 2003. In addition, he came to Galatasaray again in the same year. However, as a result of consecutive failures, he was dismissed in 2004.
He became the coach of the national team again in 2005. He resigned from his position on October 19, 2009. He took charge of Galatasaray for the third time on May 17, 2011. With 5 championships in 2012, he became the coach who won the most championships in the history of the league.
While he was playing football, he played for Adana Demir and Galatasaray clubs and wore the National Team uniform 68 times in total. He scored 12 goals 83 times with Adana Demirspor jersey and 16 goals with Galatasaray jersey 317 times.
Fatih Terim, who has served as the Coach of Ankaragücü, Göztepe, Galatasaray, Fiorentina, Milan and Turkey A National Team from past to present, was nicknamed Emperor in Turkey and Grande in Italy.
On September 24, 2013, he was dismissed by Galatasaray Sports Club president Ünal Aysal. He became the coach of the National Football Team for the 2013-2014 season.
Finally, as of 2017, he took charge of Galatasaray again.
On the other hand, Fatih Terim married Fulya Terim in 1982 and had two daughters named Merve and Buse.