Former Milan coach Vincenzo Montella is in pole position to succeed Stefan Kunz as the Turkey national team manager. Montella, who recently parted ways with Turkish Super Lig outfit Adana Demirspor by mutual consent, has been tracked carefully by the Turkish Football Federation, and is in atop their wishlist ahead of the UEFA European Championships next year.

Kuntz was denounced for Turkey’s winless two games in the international break, as they drew against Armenia and fell 4-2 to Japan, drawing criticism across all fronts and ultimately sacked.

As per Calciomercato, Montella has already been contacted by the Turkey FA in view of his impressive two-season spell at Demirspor, and given his familiarity to the language and the culture. He is currently evaluating the terms of the deal, which is unknown as of the moment.

The ex-Roma striker is said to prefer coaching a club rather than a country, but as relayed, the prospect of joining a football-rich nation such as Turkey calls for further evaluation. His response is expected in the coming days.

Turkey are in a good position alongside Croatia to qualify for next year’s showdown event In Germany with ten points each, but Armenia and Wales threaten to turn the table topsy-turvy.

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