Having been appointed as the new Technical Director of Beşiktaş, French Coach Jean Tigana signed the contract, making him a part of the Black & White community, in a ceremony which was also attended by the President Yıldırım Demirören.President Yıldırım Demirören spoke at the signing ceremony held at BJK Nevzat Demir facilities and said that they had made a 1.5 year deal, with an option for the end of the season, with Jean Tigana who has proved himself in the world both as a football player and a technical director, and added “God willing this agreement will be good for both Beşiktaş and Turkish Football.”
Demirören thanked the former Technical Director Rıza Çalımbay and said “ I also would like to thank Mehmet Ekşi, Ulvi Güveneroğlu and Zeki Önatlı who served our team in the last 4 games without asking a single question.”
Yıldırım Demirören said that Mehmet Ekşi had been appointed as the Administrative Manager of the Football Team.
On the other hand, Jean Tigra said that he was very happy for having signed the contract with Beşiktaş and added:
“I am very impressed with BJK Nevzat Demir Facilities. We will start off working with the first training tomorrow in the morning. Our first priority will be to have back our injured players. I did not come here all alone; I am here with my two assistants. One of them is Jean Charles Trouabal who is a former athlete. He has become world champion in 100 meter category for 4 times and has worked as a physical condition coach at Olympic Marseille. Guy Stephan, on the other hand, is my other assistant. We had begun working together in 1993 at Lyon. Afterwards he worked at teams such as the national team, Bordeaux and Lyon. His last assignment was working in the selection board of the Senegal National Team. “