ISTANBUL

Fans of the Besiktas football team gathered in front of manager Sergen Yalcin’s house on Tuesday to persuade him to stay with the club after talks broke down.

About 100 fans flocked near his house in the Etiler district on Istanbul’s European part and cheered.

Yalcin led Besiktas to the Turkish Super Lig championship and were the Turkish Cup winner last season but discussions between the Istanbul club and Yalcin have not been able to reach a contract extension.

Uncertainty about the contract talks forced fans to support Yalcin and try to coax him.

Meanwhile, police took security measures around Yalcin’s house and then fans left the area.

A former Besiktas midfielder, Yalcin, 48, was hired in 2020 but his deal will expire June 30.

Besiktas qualified for the top-tier UEFA Champions League for the 2021-22 season.

*Writing by Can Erozden

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