Who will be the new coach of Maribor? Sports Director Marko Šuler takes drastic measure without a backup plan in place
The easiest way to change a coach is when the club is not doing well. But it is much harder to find a replacement to take things to the next level. After firing Damir Krznar, Marko Šuler found himself in a very ungrateful position: at the moment when Maribor is lagging far behind the best clubs in the country, he has to find a professional to get him back there. So among the best. This is, of course, infinitely more difficult than firing a coach…
After Krznar’s relatively expected farewell – he suffered a fatal defeat away to a new member of the Telemach First League – everyone is wondering who will be the new coach of the fallen giant. In this context, it is undoubtedly the most interesting that Marko Šuler (well, the decision was not his alone, of course…) decided to take this drastic measure without having prepared a plan B beforehand.
When someone decides to change coach, in many cases his successor is already off to a low start. Olimpija – for example – reached an agreement with Alberto Riera last summer rather than sacking Robert Prosinečki… But for now, Marko Šuler is wandering in the dark. There is no solution yet, and the list of potential candidates is also quite empty. Although it is clear that the evergreens that the “street” is rooting for are almost certainly on it. Ante Šimundža is undoubtedly one of them, some mention Radovan Karanović.
Ante Šimundža in particular really does offer an ideal solution. He has been without a club for a long time, but he is also a legend of Maribor. But Ante Shimunja is not naive, still less stupid. And anyone who looks at things realistically is aware of how ungrateful Maribor is at the moment. Ante Šimundža probably even more so, after all, he has experienced Maribor and got to know it up close. But the last time he was at Ljudski vrt, Maribor was something completely different. At that time, Zlatko Zahović was still holding the reins… No wonder, then, that Šimundza’s return is – so well-informed Maribor sources tell us – not even remotely interesting at the moment.
Marko Šuler is currently below Zahović’s ankles. He has made many mistakes in the past, far more than the right decisions. Therefore, it is already crystal clear that this is probably one of his last chances: if he doesn’t hit it off with the coach this time… Well, it’s all clear, isn’t it? Anyway, Maribor will wake up on Tuesday without a coach. The players will have the day off and Šuler will probably be at work from morning till evening. Everyone else… We will wait for white smoke from the Ljudski vrt, what else.
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