Yıldırım Demiroren, former chairman of Beşiktaş, business man and fresh media tycoon became the 41th president of Turkish Football Federation (TFF).
ISTANBUL / NationalTurk – Beşiktaş Chairman Yıldırım Demirören is the new president of the Turkish Football Federation,
Demirören became the TFF’s 41st president after receiving 221 out of 253 votes in todays meeting.
Yıldırım Demirören ran in the presidential elections as the only candidate for the TFF presidency after his rivals failed to secure the support of delegates during the extraordinary TFF congress, which was convened to elect a new president. Ata Aksu withdrew his candidacy early on Monday to avoid a new controversy in Turkish football, which has been going through tough times due to match fixing case recently.
Turkish Football is in the hands of Demırören !
New TFF boss Demirören pledged to work for the betterment of Turkish football after formally declaring his candidacy for the TFF presidency last week. ‘ My only aim is for us to come out of this chaos unscathed, without hurting anyone or upsetting any person or team,’ Demirören stated.
Bursaspor officials left the building following the voting, claiming that Demirören was not a candidate that would remain “at an equal distance” to every team and that “chaos would increase.” However Galatasaray have supported the new TFF boss Demıroren, despite declaring its discomfort afore the elections.
Besiktas fans are overjoyed
A disliked figure along most Besiktas fans, Demirören declared yesterday he granted the money Besiktas AS owes him after his eight-year stint as Beşiktaş president had been concluded with his new title as TFF Head.