Kocaman named as Fenerbahce coach

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fenerbahce have appointed the legendary Aykut Kocaman as the football team's new manager and coach. The signing ceremony is to take place on Tuesday in Kadikoy.

About Aykut Kocaman:

Aykut Kocaman (born on May 4, 1965 in Geyve, a town in Sakarya, Turkey) is a former Turkish footballer in the striker position and recently the Sporting Director of Fenerbahce. Before he made his debut in 1980 with the amateur club Kabataş Altınmızrak in Istanbul, Kocaman performed gymnastics at the club Eczacıbaşı, winning 40 medals and reaching second place at the national level. In 1984, he moved to Sakaryaspor in Adapazarı, Sakarya and turned professional. Then in 1988, Kocaman signed a contract with Fenerbahçe SK, where he played and contributed much to success of his club until he was sold to Istanbulspor in 1996. Kocaman played a short spell for Adanaspor and later four seasons for Istanbulspor and, retired in 2000 as active player. Some says he played his last years to pass the 200 goal barrier. He was famous for a special move, where he would ease a high-pass on his chest and rocket the ball to the goal. In his playing years some fans named this move "Aykut" after him.