Will Maribor hire an old acquaintance as its new coach? In addition to Ante Šimundža, Krunoslav Jurčić is also a candidate for arrival
Damir Krznar became history on Monday Maribor but who will be his future? Ante Šimundža is one of the top candidates to take over the Violistas, but rumours are growing that his return is not too likely at the moment. This is also – so said Nogomania – because Ante Šimundza is said to have an offer on the table from Asian football. Šimundža is not the only one who is on the mind of Marko Šuler, the Maribor sport director is also reported to have marked the next Croatian expert in his notebook. According to Sportklub, Krunoslav Jurčić is also in the running to take over Maribor.
Krunoslav Jurčić, 53, has been out of work since February 2021, when he left the bench of Al Nasr, a club from the United Arab Emirates. He also previously managed Baniyas, Darko Milanič’s current club, and sat on the bench of Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia. In Turkey, he led Adanospor, and between August 2015 and February 2016, he also sat on the bench of Maribor. He led the latter in 16 matches (Šuler was one of his protégés), in which he suffered only two defeats. However, he had to say goodbye relatively quickly, which was not welcomed by all fans.
“Kruno, thanks for the futsal!” said the Viola as they said goodbye to the Croatian. But Zlatko Zahović did not share their enthusiasm and returned Darko Milanič to the bench instead.
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