After a sleepless night, Marko Šuler has made his decision: Damir Krznar stays Maribor coach, sport director doesn’t see him as the culprit for the problems
Although Maribor has been winless in the Telemach First League for more than a month and although Maribor has lost its last three games, Damir Krznar is not threatened. This is the message that Marko Šuler delivered to the public after a sleepless night. Maribor’s sport director publicly supported the Croatian expert, saying that Damir Krznar is not the one who got the Viole into trouble.
“Cutting heads is not always the solution. If the analysis showed that this was the cause, then yes, but I don’t think it is,” is for Večer pointed out Marko Šuler. Although the fans made it clear after the defeat to Koper what they think of the work Damir Krznar is doing, Korošec believes that the team is being managed properly.When you are in the stadium as much as I am, all day long, and you see what is being done in training, how much is being invested, it would be a wrong decision to change coaches or to cut heads. The big challenge ahead is to translate what the boys do in training into the game. The public and the media see that hour and a half of football in the stadium, but throughout the week you see the passion, the enthusiasm of the players and coaches, the energy they put in. If it wasn’t for that, it would have been a very easy decision, but that’s all it is – I see it in the coaches, in the players. So why don’t we take it to the game? It’s certainly also to do with self-confidence, which is not at the right level, and now for the first time I’ve noticed fear, and players, especially young players, are influenced by public opinion, which is not very realistic, because it doesn’t see the picture that I see.”
Marko Šuler: “I prefer whistles to theatre”
Cutting off heads is therefore not a solution for the Styrians. But what is it? Marko Šuler believes that it’s basically very simple: you have to transfer the good work from training to the games.I have not yet received any information from players or coaches that anyone has given up. As long as that is the case, it is right to persevere. It will be difficult. I prefer whistles to theatre. This is Maribor, Maribor is tough, when it’s tough, it’s my job and the coach’s job to show the boys that there’s only one way to turn this thing around – to take what we do in training to the game.”
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