(born on 17 December 1961 in Izmir, Turkey
) is a Turkish football coach and former coach of the Turkish national football team
He reached the 4th round of the UEFA cup
and was knocked out by eventual champions Valencia CF
2–1 on aggregate after extra-time in the second leg. He also twice lost the final of the Turkish Cup
in 2003 and 2004.
In April 2004 he was appointed as head coach of the Turkish National Team. Yanal's tactics showed their fruit immediately as Turkey won the Friendships Cup after beating Australia
3–1 and 1–0. Yanal's successful run was ended by South-Korea
after a 2–1 defeat. His job was to secure qualification for the 2006 World Cup
but despite being on target to achieving this goal, sitting in second place in the qualifying group, he was dismissed in June 2005 to be replaced by Fatih Terim
, who couldn't lead the team to the finals in Germany
. Yanal parted company with Vestel Manisaspor
after their match at home to bottom-side Sakaryaspor
was abandoned following on field violence.UEFA
on 19 March 2007
In October 2007 he was signed by Trabzonspor
to take over from Ziya Doğan
, signing a three-year deal at the club. In April 2009 he resigned his job from Trabzonspor
He has been the General Director of the Turkish Football Federation
, since March 2010.
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