Marko Šuler replies to Amir Ružnić: “No agent will tell coaches who to play, not before, not now, not in the future”
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Prominent Slovenian agent Amir Ružnić on Tuesday raised a lot of dust with his high-profile media attack on Maribor. Among other things, he accused the latter of behaving towards Mark Strajnar “as if he were the last scumbag“. Marko Šuler, the Violistas’ sporting director, was also a target of criticism, but predictably he did not remain silent.
A day later, Marko Šuler replied to the manager from Izola and told him that it is not for the agents to decide who plays and who doesn’t.“The way it was done was inappropriate,” Marko Šuler told EkipaSN
stressed that Amir Ružnić should undoubtedly not have allowed himself to behave in such a way.
The former Slovenian national player did not stop there. “Let’s first take a purely professional look at the situation: I don’t know if Amir is aware that we brought in a new coach three weeks ago. Of those three weeks, Mark was in the national team for two weeks, playing two strong games, with full minutes. He rejoined the team only on Thursday, had a recovery period and did one training session on Friday. I absolutely do not understand why such a public appearance at this moment. If this is about things from before, then Ružnić should have contacted some other address. And ask why Mark didn’t play,” said Mr Korošec.
Marko Šuler: “The boy didn’t deserve this”
“But the fact is that we are talking about a young player who has only been at the club for a few months and needs to be given time. But the response of the player’s representative is absolutely not the way to deal with anything. No agent, not before, not now, not in the future, will tell coaches who should play, when to play and how to play. The work of agents is, in my opinion, something else, but I won’t talk about that. I don’t know if this is the right way to educate or guide a player. And to do so is to add an extra burden to his shoulders… This is not what the boy deserved. There are other ways to resolve things. I was a footballer, I had a pretty good career. That’s no way to get into a team and no way to make a career. I do not advocate or tolerate this. But I know why I brought Mark to the club. We think about it a lot. We were already thinking of playing against Bravo, but we decided otherwise. However, it is important to remember that this is a 19-year-old boy,” added 40-year-old Marko Šuler to the only Slovenian sports daily.
This text was automatically translated using AI.