Turkish soccer coach and former soccer player who rose to fame playing for Galatasaray and the Turkish national team. He started his career as a coach for Galatasaray in 2011.
He began his career by playing for Adana Demirspor in 1993. He later made a reputation for himself after joining Ankaragücü in 1995.
He was voted onto the 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.
His parents are Mediha and Malik Şaş. He was married to Sibel Yalçın from 2003 to 2014. The couple has two children.
He coached Yasin Öztekin during his years with Galatasaray.