While Slovenia played in Belfast, Olimpija solved the issue of a new coach: Zoran Zeljkovic comes from Koper
Tuesday evening brought two exciting news for Slovenian football: the first was unique, remarkable, wonderful – Slovenia beat Northern Ireland and took the next big step towards Euro 2024! How wonderful the second one will be remains to be seen, but Zoran Zeljković played a major role in it. While Slovenia struggled in Belfast, the saga of the search for a new coach was finally wrapped up behind the scenes Olimpija. The latter found it in Koper, and Koper has already replaced Zeljković with the former Olimpija coach. Safet Hadžić will take over the reins at Bonifika.
While Olimpija was able to convince the expert from Ljubljana, who is also a former player of the Green-Whites, quite quickly, Koper was a bit tougher nut to crack. The Primorje residents demanded compensation and eventually got it. Olimpija initially offered €100,000, Koper wanted around €200,000. In the end, the two sides found a halfway house: Olimpija agreed to pay €150,000 and Zoran Zeljković will continue his promising coaching career in Stožice.
Zoran Zeljković will succeed Joao Henriques, who led the Dragons to the conference league in the summer, but got little credit for it and had to say goodbye to the reigning Slovenian champion relatively quickly after a dip in form.
This text was automatically translated using AI.