Igor Bišćan also turned down Olimpija’s offer from the new world football mecca: the Croat will continue his career in Saudi Arabia
When it became clear that Joao Henriques would have to say goodbye to Ljubljana, Olimpija also remembered an old acquaintance of the green-and-whites during the search for a new coach. Igor Bišćan received a call from the Slovenian champions’ management, but he immediately let Olimpija know that he was not interested in returning to Stožice. And more than obviously, Igor Bišćan had a good reason why he made the decision he did. According to Germanijak, the Zagreb player is expected to continue his career in Saudi Arabia, where he will soon be appointed as the new coach of Al Shabab.
Al Shabab started the new season with Marcel Keizer on the bench, but the Dutchman ‘s stay in Riyadh was short-lived. He led the team five times and left without a win. Al Shabab was then temporarily taken over by Juan Brown, and Igor Bišćan will now take over the reins.
Former coach of Rijeka and Dinamo from Zagreb, who has also served as a selector of the young Croatian national team, will lead a squad that also includes two former stars of European football: for Al Shabab, who have been Saudi Arabia’s champions six times (most recently in 2012, during which season he briefly coached in the local league). Al Ittihada acts as Slovenian selector Matjaž Kek starring Yannick Carrasco and Ever Banega.
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