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Karabukspor board of directors resigns, Tony Popovic's future in doubt

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Tony Popovic quit WSW in September, just five days before the start of the new A-League season, to join Karabukspor.

Tony Popovic's tenure at Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor has been thrown into chaos with the Super Lig club's entire board of directors resigning en masse.

President Hikmet Ferudun Tankut and the 11 other board members have quit, barely a month after Popovic was installed as coach.

An extraordinary general meeting is slated for next week as Karabukspor reels from a financial crisis, according to reports in the Turkish press.

Supporters have also protested against the board, calling for them to stand aside during recent home matches.

It puts Popovic, who quit Western Sydney on the eve of the A-League season to take up the opportunity to coach Karabukspor, in a precarious position.

The team sits in the relegation zone after losing its past three league fixtures, with Popovic's only wins coming in his first match in charge and in a Turkish cup clash.

The prospect of a new board, paired with Karabukspor's dire results, could spell trouble for the former Wanderers coach and his assistants, Andres Carrasco and Zeljko Kalac, who also left the A-League to follow him to Europe.


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