ISTANBUL -- Galatasaray says it has parted company with head coach Hamza Hamzaoglu.
Hamzaoglu led the club to the league and cup double last season and started the current campaign by winning the Turkish Super Cup.
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"Galatasaray football team and Hamza Hamzaoglu have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. We want to thank our former manager for his services to the club and wish him all the best in the future," a club statement read Wednesday.
Hamzaoglu took over temporarily following Cesare Prandelli's exit in November 2014 but was rewarded with a long-term contract extension after guiding the club to the domestic double.
His departure follows back-to-back defeats against Benfica in the Champions League and a 4-3 loss away to Rizespor in its last league outing.
"I thank the Galatasaray community for their support and confidence they showed me from the first day. After my playing career to serve this community as a coach, I had the honor of winning with considerable success. Tomorrow is a new day for everyone. I wish Galatasaray to be full of new successes from tomorrow," Hamzaoglu said in a statement published on the club's official website.
The club's goalkeeping coach and former Galatasaray player Claudio Taffarel will take charge of Saturday's game at home to Antalyaspor.
Gala is currently third in the standings, five points adrift of leaders Besiktas.