Cavcav would presumably baulk at Aston Villa fan @GarethRDR's attempt to see what each and every member of the Villans' first-team squad and staff would look like with Roy Keane's beard.
"He [Demiroren] told me that they could not impose such a restriction because UEFA would not let them do it," he added. "I am fed up with this UEFA. I wish we had some other place to play our football."
Cavcav has also unsuccessfully attempted to convince the chairman of the Turkish Football Federation, Yildirim Demiroren, to adopt a nationwide beard ban for footballers but vowed to lobby other clubs to join him in taking a stance. “He [Demiroren] told me that they could not impose such a restriction because Uefa would not let them do it. I am fed up with this Uefa. I wish we had some other place to play our football.”
"I am 80 years old, and I shave every single day," the Guardian reports him as telling the Dogan news agency. "You are a sportsman. You should be a model for the youth."
Genclerbirligi have 13 points from 17 matches and are 16th in the 18-team Super Lig.
Given that the club currently lie tucked inside the relegation zone having amassed just 13 points from their opening 17 matches, it doesn't seem overly unreasonable -- but hey ho, such is football these days.
According to BBC Sport, Vural also invoked the wrath of Cavcav (who has now sacked 51 coaches since he took over in 1981) for having the temerity to ask for a couple of new signings to be made in January.
The president of Turkish club Genclerbirligi has decided to fine any of his side's players who sport beards by claiming they are a bad influence on youngsters.
Ilhan Cavcav, who sports a moustache himself, will fine players 25,000 Turkish Liras -- around 7,150 pounds -- if they do not follow his demands, and says players such as Olcay Sahan, Volkan Demirel, Selcuk Inan and Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic are setting a poor example.
Ilhan Cavcav plans to fine any Genclerbirligi players L25,000 (£7,150) who contravene his new law, citing the Besiktas manager, Slaven Bilic, the Besiktas midfielder Olcay Sahan, the Fenerbahce goalkeeper Volkan Demirel and the Galatasaray midfielder Selcuk Inan as bad influences.
He now becomes the fifth coach to be sacked by notoriously impatient Genclerbirligi president Ilhan Cavcav since the current campaign began on Aug. 17.
Cavcav tried to get the Turkish Football Federation chairman Yildirim Demiroren to adopt a nationwide beard ban for players, though railed against UEFA after being informed such a ban would contravene regulations.
The Ankara-based club dismissed coach Yilmaz Vural on Tuesday after finally running out of patience with the 62-year-old. After all, he had been in charge for six whole days. Yes, you read that correctly. Six. Days.
If you happen to follow the Turkish top flight, it won't surprise you to learn that Genclerbirligi have parted company with their manager.
Can you tell the difference between quotes from the head of Fifa and the Italian politician?
The chairman of the Turkish club Genclerbirligi has declared war on players with beards, opting to issue hefty fines to any of his side sporting the facial hair and claiming some footballers look like students at imam-training schools.
Cavcav is not the first to take action against players’ appearances – the former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Redondo famously missed the 1998 World Cup because the then Argentina manager Daniel Passarella reportedly refused to pick him unless he cut his hair shorter.
Yilmaz Vural, 62, managed the side for six days and one away league game which they lost 2-0.
Ilhan Cavcav, president of the Ankara-based club, has appointed 51 different coaches since taking over in 1981.
“I am 80 years old, and I shave every single day … Man, is this an imam-hatip school? You are a sportsman. You should be a model for the youth,” Cavcav, who has a moustache, told the Dogan news agency.
Indeed, Vural's tenure at Genclerbirligi lasted just one game following his appointment last week -- a disappointing 2-0 defeat against the Super Lig's bottom club on Monday evening sealing his fate.
Credit goes to GarethRDR on Villa Talk but this is just brilliant #avfc had to share it pic.twitter.com/aKyqJejUgE
Turkish media reported Vural was sacked after asking to sign players in the mid-season window, a request Cavcav rejected saying the squad was big enough.
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