Vladimir Vermezovic on his arrival at Fazanerija: “I would like the Mura players to have the same attitude towards the club as the fans”
In national team week Mura officially confirmed the already announced news, the new coach of the Black and Whites is the experienced Vladimir Vermezović. The Serbian expert has signed a contract until the end of the season, which is a bit surprising, but probably also a “safety net” for both sides to make the parting less painful if things don’t go according to plan. Vladimir Vermezović obviously believes that he will be successful in Slovenia, but he has already revealed what Mura will be like under his tutelage and what he expects from his new protégés.
“I can’t talk about how we will play yet. What I can say is that I will ask every player to do their job 100%, because that is the only way we can be successful. If we all, coaches, players, club staff and club management, give our best, then everything will be as it should be. Football depends on the quality of the players you have, the composition of the team. Only when I get to know the players, each one individually, will I be able to say more about the system and how we will play. Whether it will be aggressive, or whether we will leave the initiative to someone who is stronger than us and try to surprise in another way, we will see. We have the talent, Slovenians were known as a hard-working and disciplined people in Yugoslavia, and I believe that there will be no problems here,” is for club website Vladimir Vermezovic told the club’s website.
Vermezovic: “The miners are under pressure, not the players”
The former Partizan coach will keep Darjan Slavic, who led Mura after Dejan Grabić’s departure, on his professional staff, and he has also added his compatriot Slaven Kovačević. “Our views on football philosophy are practically identical. Gregor Balazic, given that we both played for Partizan, knows very well what this philosophy is and I am glad that I have recognised this in my discussions with the club management. I am glad to have this opportunity and I hope we will not be disappointed. There is certainly a lot of work ahead of us, but we will do our best to bring a lot of joy to the Mura fans, about whom I have heard the best things. I would like Mura players to have the same attitude towards the club as the fans have. This will be our first task and from here everything must start. I’ve watched the last two games, Mura has quality, not everything is as black as it looks at the moment. It will take work, it will take bleeding, and that is how we can get results,” explained the 60-year-old from Belgrade.
Vladimir Vermezović stressed, among other things, that the pressure, which is always present in Prekmurje, will certainly not get to him.Pressure. You know, once Mourinho, before the Real Barcelona derby, when asked by journalists about the pressure, said: ‘What pressure, they’re all millionaires!’. The pressure is on a miner who goes underground and never knows if he will come back. He fights for his family. Pressure? It is a sport, football is a beautiful game. Every week we have the opportunity to make things right or to prove ourselves. I don’t see it as pressure. It’s for the younger ones, they have to keep the pressure on. I feel responsible for the part of the business I do. People under pressure can also make the wrong choices. In our business, we need to keep a calm head no matter what happens on the ground and react to every single thing that happens. Again, I don’t feel pressure, but I do feel responsibility. Here we have 30 players who need to be brought together into one team. We have different nationalities, cultures, religions, and we need to bring them all together as a team. It is a nice challenge and I am looking forward to it.”
This text was automatically translated using AI.