Speaking to Ajansspor, Fikret Orman opposed these allegations. Orman, “Let those who make this claim come out and say it to my face. The interviews I gave to Anadolu Agency at that time are in the archives. At that time, I said, ‘We are happy with Şenol Güneş and we do not want to leave.’ He said, “Let him come and face me. These allegations are baseless and completely false”.