Bistrica replaces Goran Stanković, but doesn’t sack him: ‘The contract was never terminated, let alone him being sacked’
Although Bistrica appointed a new coach last week – Simon Dvoršak took the reins -, Goran Stanković remains on its payroll. The management of the club from Slovenska Bistrica reacted to media reports that they have terminated their cooperation with the unfortunate expert from Ljubljana who recently suffered and survived a cardiac arrest during a match against Nafta. They denied that he was put on the street, Goran Stanković remains on their payroll, but this – clearly – does not change the fact that he is no longer Bistrica’s coach.
Press release NK Kety Emmi & Impol Bistrica:
Transparency and financial discipline are the basis for the work and success of NK Kety Emmi & Impol Bistrica. We meet all our agreements and contractual obligations in full and without any delays in payments.
The situation with coach Goran Stanković is identical. The cooperation agreement was signed in March 2023 and the coach was later given a sponsor car as a bonus for his successful work.
Due to an incident during the match between Kety Emmi & Impol Bistrica and NK Nafta, when coach Goran Stanković suffered a cardiac arrest, he was temporarily replaced by a conditioning coach and a goalkeeping coach. Despite the coach’s good recovery, it soon became clear that his recovery would take longer, which meant that the club’s management had to find a new solution on the coaching bench.
Throughout the whole situation, we tried to act ethically and with empathy towards Coach Stanković first and foremost.
NK Kety Emmi & Impol Bistrica continues to operate and will continue to operate in accordance with legislation, regulations and contracts. Coach Stankovic is on sick leave until further notice due to his health condition, but the contract he has with the club is his inalienable right and we will honour it in full, as we have done so far, and settle all financial and other obligations arising from it, which means that the contract has never been terminated, let alone Coach Stankovic being dismissed, as some media have reported.
This text was automatically translated using AI.