Galatasaray coach Gheorghe Hagi has left by mutual consent, ending the Romanian’s second spell as coach after just five months in charge.
Hagi, a former midfielder for the club, was reported to have been sacked on Tuesday but Galatasaray had previously declined to comment.
Hagi, 46, had succeeded Frank Rijkaard as coach in October.
Gala suffered nine defeats in 18 games since his appointment and they lie 11th in the 18-team Turkish Super League, 27 points behind leaders and Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce.
In Hagi’s final game in charge, Galatasaray lost 2-1 at home to Fenerbahce a week ago.