Carvalhal rules out Besiktas exit despite Quaresma feud

The Portuguese coach has declared that he is not considering leaving the club, but confirmed that the creative winger is not part of his plans
Besiktas coach Carlos Carvalhal has insisted he does not plan to leave the club despite falling out with Ricardo Quaresma.

The 28-year-old winger has been excluded from Besiktas' first team after a heated discussion with Carvalhal at half-time during his side's 3-1 Europa League defeat by Atletico Madrid last week.

Turkish sources had quoted Carvalhal as saying that he feared for his job following his row with the club's star player, but the Portuguese coach has now guaranteed he is determined to stay at the club.

"1 - I would like to completely deny all the comments which were reported yesterday [Monday]," a Carvalhal statement read.

"2- Quaresma, after a serious act of indiscipline, is not on the team because I decided so.

"3- I have never considered abandoning the club for that reason, quite the contrary. My wish to continue winning is the same as that of the most passionate of Besiktas' fans.

"4- The words 'never again' are not part of my vocabulary. One thing is Quaresma being a great player. Another is the kind of organisation and discipline I consider fundamental in my work.

"5-The most important thing right now is to defeat Atletico Madrid, make history and put Besiktas next to the strongest teams in Europe. For that, I count on the fans for Thursday's match at the Inonu Stadium."

Besiktas sit fourth in the Turkish league, 18 points adrift of leaders Galatasaray.