Kasimpasa sack coach Uzulmez after just four hours in charge

first_imgTurkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa announced they had parted company with manager Ibrahim Uzulmez four hours after unveiling him as their new boss.Uzulmez played 322 games for Besiktas and had apparently agreed a one-year deal with fellow Istanbul club Kasimpasa. His rein was brief, though, with his would-be employers claiming they had disagreements during contract negotiations and promptly cancelled their agreement.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A club statement read: “With Mr. Ibrahim Uzulmez, there were differences of opinion during the negotiation of the contract and the parties gave up on the agreement to sign a contract.”Uzulmez, 45, led second-tier side Genclerbirligi to promotion this season, finishing runners-up by just two points.That was his second consecutive promotion campaign after he steered Caykur Rizespor to the second division title in 2017-18, with Rizespor going on to finish 10th in the top flight this term. Kasimpasa have a history of parting ways with managers in unconventional circumstances, and Uzulmez’s situation has similarities with events that occurred last year.In January 2018, then-manager Kemal Ozdes resigned following a 2-1 defeat to Besiktas.Kemal OzdesHe said on his departure: “The club president had some criticism about me. I met him and we thanked each other. Now I have heard the board have fired me.”But four days later, the club changed their mind and reinstated Ozdes, announcing him as their “new manager”. Ozdes lasted another nine months in his job and then, having started the 2018-19 campaign with 12 points from seven games, was sacked again. Just like Uzulmez’s departure, Kisampasa cited contractual disagreements as the reason.”As a result of the disagreements in our discussions with our manager Kemal Ozdes, our manager has decided to leave,” a club statement said on that occasion. “We wish him and his team success in their next job.”Kasimpasa had won all of their first four league games, although they lost their last three before Ozdes ultimately left.He was replaced by Mustafa Denizili who departed the club last month with two games of the 2018-19 season still to play. In an open letter published on the club’s website at the time, Denzili wrote: “This season we set big goals in the Super Lig race. We are at a point where we cannot realise what we wanted to. This situation led to the formation of a negative psychological environment in my team and management.”Like Denzili, Uzulmez is now also without a job having already been sacked by Genclerbirligi on Friday despite their promotion-winning season.last_img read more

Consensus forming on golden thread of development says cochair of UN panel

Addressing journalists at the UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Cameron said that members of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which includes President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, “nailed our colours to the mast with one clear overarching aim – end extreme poverty in our world.”Building a framework to succeed the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the panel, appointed last year by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, aims to create a development agenda that will also focus on protection of the rule of law, good governance and holding Governments to account, which comprise what Mr. Cameron called “the golden thread of development.”“It is a real breakthrough that agreement is emerging to include goals that go to the heart of this golden thread that links open economies and open societies, fair and accountable institutions, equal economic and political opportunities for women, open and fair rules to boost enterprises and growth,” Mr. Cameron told reporters. A statement released after the conclusion of the three-day meeting, said the panel reiterated “the imperative need for a renewed global partnership that enables a transformative, people-centred and planet-sensitive development agenda, realized through the equal partnership of all stakeholders.” The panel is due to present its report on 30 May to the Secretary-General, who participated in today’s discussions.Also today, Mr. Ban and Mr. Cameron met privately to discuss a host of issues, including the best means of getting the warring parties in Syria to come to the proposed international conference to be held in Geneva next month “with serious delegations and a real willingness to make compromises,” especially on the issue of a transition. The two leaders also underlined the importance of UN investigations on allegations of the use of chemical weapons, according to a readout from the office of Mr. Ban’s Spokesperson. Also during the meeting, Mr. Ban thanked Mr. Cameron for his leadership and his support to the United Nations on several issues, including Somalia, Mali, Syrian refugees, the impressive level of UK development assistance, and the UN-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The importance of using the coming period as an opportunity to make progress on the Cyprus issue was also discussed. read more