Turkish Division One side Ankara Keçiorengucu, employers of former Rangers star Ibrahim Olawoyin have dismissed their head coach Ilker Puren after a run of disappointing results.
Keçiorengucu lost 0-1 at home to Kocaelispor on Sunday, extending their losing streak to five matches, a result the team’s board has deemed unacceptable.
Olawoyin was in action for 84 minutes in the game, playing as one of the three midfielders in Puren’s 433 formation but lost out to Dani Ndlovu’s 81st minute penalty, meaning the capital club remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
At halftime, it's goalless between Ibrahim Olawoyin's Ankara Keçiörengücü and Kocaelispor.— Engineer Kowope (@Undisputed_Jsam) October 17, 2021
The former Rangers man is playing in three man midfield today and has completed all his dribbles (2/2) and (5/8) duels in the opening half.
In a statement on the club’s website, Keçiorengucu revealed that the decision to dispense with the services of Puren was taken mutually with the coach who wished the team the best of luck.
Under Puren, the team narrowly missed out on playoff spot last term but they have shockingly found wins hard to come by this term which coincides with the unavailability of their home ground until their last game.
As it was, even a return to the Aktepe Stadium on Sunday could not avert the loss to Kocaelispor with Keçiorengucu missing tons of good scoring chances.
Since joining the side in August, Olawoyin has made six appearances for the side in the Turkish Division One League. Keçiorengucu will next face Istanbulspor in the league on Saturday.