With Prandelli on the verge of being sacked by Galatasaray, a list of potential replacements has already been drawn up by the club.
Prandelli is expected to leave Galatasaray today following a string of disappointing performances and heavy defeats.
The current front runner for the job is the experienced manager Hikmet Karaman. The 54-year-old has managed 16 teams in his managerial career and will be willing to accept a short term deal with the Istanbul Giants. Karaman has no experience managing the leagues bigger sides and has limited experience in Europe.
Tugay was Galatasaray’s assistant manager during Roberto Mancini’s reign at the club. The former Blackburn Rovers midfielder left along with Mancini in the summer. The 44-year-old has no managing experience but knows the club well. Tugay confirmed that he would be willing to talk with Galatasaray if they offered him the job.
One of Turkey most experienced coaches who is well versed in managing teams in a crisis. Denizli knows the club well and may be willing to manage Galatasaray on a short term bases.
Lucescu’s name always makes an appearance when there is a vacancy at Galatasaray. The Romanian coach is loved by the fans and was a success during his previous spell at the club. Lucescu is however unlikely to leave Shakhtar to join a Galatasaray which is facing a financial crisis.