Dick Advocaat has confirmed that he will leave Fenerbahce in the summer and retire from coaching.

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The 69-year-old took charge of Fenerbahce in August, but the club is currently sitting fourth in the Turkish Super Lig and lost 3-2 at home to Konyaspor on Friday evening.

After the game, Advocaat confirmed that he would leave the club at the end of the season and that Fenerbahce would be his last coaching job.

He said, “I am leaving the club by the end of the season. I don’t see any harm announcing my decision. If I had not, the management would have done it anyway.

“Fenerbahce will be my last club.”

Nicknamed “The little general” Advocaat coaching career starting with DSVP before he became assistant to the Dutch national team. He got his first big break in 1992 as he took full control of Netherlands before spending four years with PSV. Successful spells followed with Rangers, and Zenit, while he has coached Belgium, South Korea, Russia and Serbia.

Advocaat has lifted four league titles in three countries, eight local cup trophies and the UEFA Cup with Zenit in 2008.

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