Samir Nasri has ruled out returning to play for Marseille, but told Canal+ that he could one day take up a coaching role.
Nasri made his name with his hometown club before leaving for Arsenal in 2008. Despite subsequent moves to Manchester City, Sevilla and his current team, Turkish outfit Antalyaspor, he has been continually linked with a switch back to Marseille.
The former France international admitted he had been contacted by OM this summer, but ruled out a comeback.
Australia midfielder James Troisi says that if Tony Popovic can make it in Turkey, he can make it anywhere.
And the Socceroos playmaker would know, having spent four years of his career in the country's unforgiving top tier.
If spells at Genclerberligi and Kayserispor taught Troisi anything about the fate of Western Sydney's suddenly departed coach, it's that Popovic's transition from A-League heavyweights to Super Lig battlers Karabukspor promises to be a baptism of fire.
Istanbul derbies are always heated affairs and while the "Intercontinental Derby" between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce has international notoriety, there is a new contender in town as the Besiktas-Fenerbahce derby has now emerged as a worthy competitor.
After this weekend's wild 2-1 result in which five players were sent off, Eren Sarigul explains its explosion in both popularity and entertainment.
Why are they such big rivals?
Besiktas and Fenerbahce have always been rivals but the sheer...