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It’s Official! Ratgeber The New Coach Of Fenerbahce

27 May 2010

Laszlo Ratgeber has been confirmed as the new coach of Fenerbahce.

The Hungarian tactician, one of the big names available in the coaching market since leaving Spartak Moscow Region early in the 2009-10 campaign, will lead the supremely-talented Turkish outfit as it goes for glory in the EuroLeague Women.

Diana Taurasi, Ratgeber's former player at Spartak, joined the club this summer and Fener also retained the services of Australian Penny Taylor - the MVP of the 2006 World Championship for Women in Brazil.

Fener, who reached the EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals before falling to Spartak, have also announced the arrival of Ivana Matovic from Lotos Gdynia and Turkey international Şaziye İvegin.

Matovic was an all-star performer last season for Lotos, who reluctantly parted with the player when Fener made the club an offer they couldn't refuse.

The 26-year-old averaged 15.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for Lotos in the EuroLeague Women and was a major player in their run to the Polish title.

İvegin has played for Fener before, from 2003-08, and spent the following season at Spartak Moscow Region before returning to Galatasaray.

She spent this season with Mersin, the side that finished second during the regular season in Turkey.

Fenerbahce put their EuroLeague Women disappointment behind them and won the Turkish title.

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