Ertuğrul Sağlam (born 19
November 19 1969) is a Turkish football
coach and former player.
He was recently voted one of the
top 20 most promising coaches by respected football magazine
Champions. He previously managed Besiktas
for a short period, and now manages
who also play in the Turkish
As a player he scored 11 goals in 26 caps for Turkey
, and was selected for
the Euro 1996
squad. He played for Fenerbahçe
and Beşiktaş J.K.
between 1990 and 2003.
When he was transferred from Samsunspor to Beşiktaş, he had been
the biggest signing of all time. For the transfer, his former club
was paid 70 Billion TL, equivalent to around 3 Million Dollars, at
1994. For the time being, that amount of money was unprecedented in
Turkish Football history. He played as an offensive midfielder and
as a striker before joining Beşiktaş. But John Toshack
used Ertuğrul as a central
defender. He was quite successful in that position too. After he
was traded in exchange with defender Erman Güraçar
, he could not stop his tears at the
airport. In his six years in Besiktas, he scored 103 goals in 167
After retiring from football, his first managerial role was with
. After a year in charge he
took over at Kayserispor
in 2005. In his
first season with Kayseri
he led the club to a fifth place
finish in the Süper Lig
their league position they earned a place in the now defunct
Intertoto Cup in 2006; the clubs first ever European competition.
won the Intertoto Cup 2006 defeating MFC Sopron
along the way. They advanced to the
qualifying round of the UEFA Cup
, now the
. In the UEFA Cup
beat Albanian side KF Tirana
but were then eliminated by AZ Alkmaar
4-3 on aggregate.
In 2007 Sağlam became the manager of Turkish giants Beşiktaş
. However, he became a part
of football history when his team lost 8-0 away game to Liverpool
in November 2007. On 7 October
2008, Ertuğrul resigned from Besiktas.
He is currently the coach of Bursaspor
December 2009, in gameweek 14, Bursaspor are second in the table,
between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray,
and sit on 29 points.
They have recorded a 1-0 victory over
Galatasaray, as well as an astounding 6-0 victory over Istanbul
- Ertuğrul Sağlam to coach Beşiktaş