David Moyes to Galatasaray: Turkish club confirm former Manchester United manager is in Istanbul for talks...but Joachim Low and Jurgen Klinsmann are their top targets
Manager had previously said his next job should be in the Champions League
Friday 27 June 2014
Turkish club Galatasaray have confirmed that they have spoken to David Moyes - but the former Manchester United manager is not their top managerial target.
Galatasaray are looking for a new head coach after parting company with former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini at the end of last season.
Moyes was sacked by United in April and his next move has been the subject of considerable speculation.
Galatasaray have confirmed reports that the Scot has been in Istanbul to meet with president Unal Aysal, but described the talks as merely an exchange of ideas and said that Joachim Low and Jurgen Klinsmann are their top targets.
A Galatasary spokesman said: "The president has given a speech about it.
"He said that we just spoke with David Moyes and he said that he can come to Galatasaray but he is not one of the main targets for us.
"They just spoke to each other, exchanging ideas - that it is it. It is true the president talked with David Moyes.
"We are not in a rush, we are waiting for the end of the World Cup. The first two targets are Low or Klinsmann."
Moyes claimed last month that believes his destiny lies in managing a Champions League team and that he has turned down offers to return to the game at a lower level.
He said then: "I got my real first taste of the Champions League this year and I thought I showed I can manage at that level as well. I would like to look towards getting somewhere that would give me a chance of being in the Champions League or a club that has ambitions of being in the Champions League."
The club finished second in the Turkish top flight last season, and will be in Europe's elite competition next term.
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