Officially confirmed, Krznar’s successor found in Ljudski vrt: Ante Šimundža is the new coach of Maribor, he signed a contract until 2026
Although yesterday it seemed that the chances of such a scenario were not the greatest (as reported by very well-informed sources close to the club), it will be Ante Šimundža sits on the bench despite this Maribor! The day after sacking Damir Krznar, the club’s sporting director Marko Šuler has reached an agreement with the expert, considered a legend of Maribor. Ante Šimundža has already proved his worth as a player and then as a coach, both in the elite Champions League.
Ante Šimundza, 52, has been out of work since March, when he was fired by Ludogorets. He was previously Bulgarian champion with Maribor and Slovenian champion with Mura. He also proved his worth with Austrian clubs GAK and Aluminij. After his playing career ended, he first served as an assistant coach at Maribor from 2008 to 2011, and became head coach for the first time two years later. He stayed for two years and won three trophies with Maribor.
Ante Šimundža: “I’ve come home”
“I came home, to my club, in my city. It is always a privilege to coach Maribor, but it is also a great challenge and responsibility. I can only promise hard work, first of all full mobilisation and focus for the game against Mura. I await the team’s response in the light of recent developments. The boys are in Maribor because they know how and they mean something. I believe that they have not forgotten to play and that they will show a better image. It would be very risky to promise victories, but I can promise full focus on the work I want to do to get the club back on track,” said Ante Šimundža, who signed a contract with Maribor until the end of the 2025/26 season.
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