If Ersun Yanal was born into any respectable footballing nation he'd be an instant managerial legend.
The guy's track record speaks for itself. The only reason he gets sacked within 18 months is because it's either his way or he leaves? That's how any normal footballing nation functions. In Turkiye we're slowly learning to let the managers do their business but even in 18 months he had the courage to take the initiative to transition the Turkish NT into an entire new era of footballers - that didn't turn out too well because people like Hakan Sukur, Fatih Terim, Orospu Cetin, and their supporters thought otherwise.
He also hands down, is the most responsible person for the success Trabzonspor have encountered of late.
The only thing that is over-hyped in Turkiye are obnoxious small minded people like Terim, Vural, and Uygun who cannot think 5 minutes into the future or begin to fathom what a system is.. also, let's not forget about the more low-key, virtually useless coaches/figures like Saglam, Ridvan, Avci, etc.
Ersun Yanal is a great coach and a WORLD CLASS scout. Not to mention he's calm, collected, proud, logical, and refuses to compromise long-term success for anything. Maybe he should start slapping players around and smashing shit like Uygun so he can finally earn the respect of Turkish fans who prefer Abdullah Avci to Guus Hiddink. Avci deemed a genius because he skipped out on an Istanbul derby to watch an Athletico - Real game to watch the 3 sure set selections. Hiddink was an idiot because 'he didn't care'.
Last edited by InfamousTurk; December 27th, 2011 at 11:17.