Former Olympiakos coach Giorgos Bartzokas thanked Besiktas publicly after turning down their offer to be hired as the new coach of the Turkish side.
Bartzokas rejected the opportunity to coach Besiktas and explained his decision with an open letter.
Bartzokas wrote: “I would really like to thank in public both the management and the fans of Besiktas for the honest and warm way they approached me the last days. It was genuine, emotional and touching!
However, at this particular moment of the season, the current conditions did not allow us to walk the same path for the next years.