Turkey coach Fatih Terim resigns after Belgium loss
Turkey coach Fatih Terim has told the media that Wednesday's match with Armenia will be his last in charge of the national side, Goal.com reported.
This comes within hours of a 2-0 loss to Belgium in Brussels as Turkey miss out on qualification for the 2010 World Cup.
In a press conference in the Belgian capital, Terim said, "On Wednesday night, with the supporters in Bursa, I'll say goodbye to all of the Turkish football fans.
"The Armenia game in Bursa will be my last game. Mahmut Ozgener (the Turkish Football Federation President) and the Federation officials told me not to quit my job, but my decision is final."
Terim took over the reins of the Crescent-Stars for the second time in 2005 following a spell at Galatasaray. From there he led the Turks to third place at Euro 2008 in Germany, although he has not managed to boss the side to a World Cup.
Prior to this he bossed such clubs as AC Milan, Fiorentina and Ankaragucu, as well as the national side between 1993 and 1996, taking them to their first major tournament - Euro 96 - in the process.