Roberto Mancini tipped to replace Fatih Terim at Galatasaray

Galatasaray have sacked coach Fatih Terim after he refused the offer of a contract extension with the Turkish champions.

Terim, who has led Galatasaray during three separate spells at the club, turned down the option to extend his contract to the end of the 2015-16 season.

The Turkish boss, who is also serving as coach of the national team, was voted out during a meeting of the club’s board of directors, with the decision having immediate effect.

A statement on the club’s website said: “In spite of the decision of the Galatasaray Sports Club and the Board of Directors to extend the term of the contract with Fatih Terim for two more years as of May 2014, when Mr Terim has rejected the offer, the Board has instead decided to terminate the contract between him and the club.

“We would like to thank Mr Terim for all his services and wish him all the best in his future career.”

Terim is expected to focus on Turkey’s bid for World Cup qualification.

According to several Italian and Turkish sources, former Inter and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is already in Istanbul for negotiations over the vacancy.

Proving once again, that in the world of football management,nothing succeeds like failure.