Bernd Schuster has resigned as coach of Besiktas, the club has announced.
Club official Mete Duren said the German coach decided to part ways with Besiktas saying he did not want “to waste the club’s resources.” The decision came despite a unanimous vote by Besiktas’ board of directors to keep Schuster as coach, Duren said.
“Mr. Schuster stated that he felt he could not make the contribution he would have liked to and felt that he could not give more to the club in the future,” Duren said.
Besiktas have appointed former player and Turkey international Tayfur Havutcu as coach. Havutcu was assistant coach under Schuster.
Schuster’s decision to quit follows Besiktas’ 0-0 draw against Manisapor over the weekend. The club is in seventh place in the Turkish league – 21 points behind leader Fenerbahce.
Schuster joined Besiktas in June on a two-year contract and has helped attract several high-profile players, including Ricardo Quaresma, Simao Sabrosa and former Real Madrid captain Jose Maria “Guti” Gutierrez to the club.