Zoran Zeljković brings two colleagues to Olimpija: assistant to former national team player Džengis Čavušević, goalkeeper coach Benjamin Levak
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Arrival of Zoran Zeljković to Olimpija was not the only change in the Dragons’ professional staff. Two of his closest colleagues left Olimpija together with Joao Henriques, and Zoran Zeljković filled the gap with a specialist he had worked with in the Koper. After a few months on the coast, Džengis Čavušević, who spent a few months as head coach of third-placed Slovan last season, is back in Ljubljana.
Like Zeljković, Džengis Čavušević is a Ljubljana resident from the Fužine housing estate. In his younger years, he wore the Slovan jersey, but he made his name on the first league stage with Domžale. In 2010, he moved abroad, where he stayed for eight years. In Switzerland, he played for Wil 1900, St. Gallen and Zurich, and briefly in Australia, where he played for Adelaide United. It was in Australia that a serious injury (he had a few problems with the latter during his career) finally put an end to his football career.
The 35-year-old Džengis Čavušević can boast that he has played well in Switzerland, where he has scored a staggering 73 goals in all competitions, and has made it all the way to the Slovenian national team. He played two matches in the national crest jersey. He made his debut in 2012 against Albania in the European Championship qualifiers, and two years later played 23 minutes in a friendly against Colombia.
Let’s add that Zoran Zeljković also brought a new goalkeeping coach to Stožice. Benjamin Levak, a retired Croatian goalkeeper who played for Brežice, Krka and Kočevje in Slovenia, arrived from Koper. In his youth, he was also a member of Dinamo Zagreb. Until now, Matteo Žugaj was Olimpija’s goalkeeper coach, who joined the club when Albert Riera took over the management of the national team.
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