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Kafkas returns to take charge of Trabzonspor

Tuesday 29 January 2013 16.30 CET
Tolunay Kafkas is the new coach of Trabzonspor

Tolunay Kafkas is the new coach of Turkish Super League outfit Trabzonspor AŞ, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace Şenol Güneş, who stepped down on Sunday.

The 44-year-old Kafkas had been working for the Turkish Football Association (TFF) as head of football development and Under-21 national team coach since October 2011. "Starting a new job at Trabzonspor, a club which I gave everything for, is a big responsibility and one of the most significant steps that I have taken in my life," he said.

Former defender Kafkas played around 200 competitive games for the Black Sea side from 1993-97 before switching to Galatasaray AŞ. He later played in Austria for SV Pasching, LASK Linz and FC Admira Wacker Mödling before retiring in 2005. As a coach, he led Kayserispor to Turkish Cup glory in 2007/08 and later worked at Gaziantepspor before taking up his role with the TFF.

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