Krznar took him out of the team, Šimundza immediately brought him back: Josip Iličić trained again with other Maribor players on Wednesday
After NK Maribor announced yesterday that Ante Šimundža, an old acquaintance who among other things led the club to the Champions League as a player and coach, is returning to the bench, personnel changes have also started to appear in Ljudski vrt.
The first big change is the return of Josip Iličić, who is training with the first team again after having trained on an individual programme since the defeat of Maribor in the eternal derby in Stožice and the dispute with his now former coach Damir Krznar. Despite the dispute with his former coach, Josip Iličić has reportedly not even thought of terminating his contract with Maribor, which runs until 2025.
Šimundza will try his hand as a coach again on Saturday, when Ludski vrt hosts
with whom he also enjoyed a national title and European competitions during his coaching career. It is not yet known whether the 52-year-old will count on one of the most renowned Slovenian footballers abroad for his 100th match as coach of the most successful Slovenian club by far, at least for the time being. With Josip Iličić training with the team again, it is clear that Šimundža will be counting on him in his second stint on the Maribor bench.
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