Duygu Erdoğan could be making history at the weekend by becoming the first female coach to manage a male football team at the highest level.


Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim was issued a 9-game ban by the Turkish Football Federation after an outburst against the referee during the league leader’s match last weekend.This came just days after Galatasaray’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League. 


Fatih Terim will now have to watch the remainder of the club’s matches from the stands according to a statement issued by the TFF.


To add to this, during Saturday’s game against Mersin Idmanyurdu, Terim’s assistants Umit Davala and Hasan Sas were also given red cards during the game and have received one match and two match bans respectively.


Turkish-Football reports that Terim told Lig TV. “Erdoğan and Taffarel might be [coaches] at the Karabükspor game,”


Duygu Erdoğan joined Galatasaray 1.5 seasons ago and was appointed head of Galatasaray ladies football academy. Erdoğan went on to take charge of training for the Galatasaray men’s team for the first time recently against 1461 Trabzon in the Turkish Cup.


Thank you to Turkish-Football who kindly brought this story our attention.


© Women’s Soccer United


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  1. Anonymous 9 years ago

    Fair comment i think to many old friends not enough pace anywhere on the pitch . were not moving forward as fast as other nations .

  2. HSIEH TING KAI 9 years ago

    amazing! We have a player who also can do this job….in the future we’ll see

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    Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    Would be amazing @vanjory, hope she is given the opportunity 🙂

  4. vanjory 9 years ago


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