Friday, June 22, 2018
Our club has signed a three year contract with Dutch coach Phillip Cocu, who was working in Netherlands’s PSV Eindhoven team before.
Dutch coach Phillip Cocu will be working as our Professional Football Team Coach starting from the 2018-19 football season.
Our new Coach Phillip Cocu stated his thoughts on our website; “I must say that I am very impressed by the plans the club has for the near future. Fenerbahçe is a great club and the ideas and vision that Ali Koç and Damien Comolli both explained to me are very promising. I am proud to be part of this very important organisation. I am looking forward to work with the players and to lead the team in front of our fans at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. I can’t wait to start this journey.”
After the contract was signed by Phillip Cocu our President Ali Koç stated his thoughts on our website; “Our Sporting Director Damien Comolli has had a research going on for a year within the framework of the vision and the targets that was assigned to him. Philip Cocu stood out after the research that was done. The criteria that we looked for in the coach was having an attacking and exciting playing style, ability to develop players, always putting the team first and above any individualities, the importance given to the youth setup, his leadership skills and with all this, having won 3 championships in 4 years while working in PSV. I wish Phillip all the best and success both in the interest of the Fenerbahçe community and for Turkish football.”
Phillip Cocu will begin working on 28th June Thursday in Samandıra Can Bartu Facility which is also the beginning of the pre-season preparatory camp date for our team.