Sunday, December 14, 2008

Zdovc becomes head coach in Olimpija

Union Olimpija finally finished the one-week hunt for a new coach which started after the split with Aleksandar Džikić and appointed the legendary Slovenian player Jure Zdovc to the position on Thursday late afternoon.

Zdovc, who was placed on the candidate list on Monday according to the director Igor Dolenc but only hours later received the phone call from the president Dušan Mitič that he is not a good option for the club due to his obligations in the national team, was the club's top pick since the second candidate Gašper Okorne refused the offer from Tivoli on Tuesday. Negotiations with Zdovc re-opened that day and on Thursday he finally signed the contract until the end of the 2010/2011 season. Only weeks earlier he was also promoted as the new coach of the Slovenian national team saying his goal is the medal at the 2009 European Championship in Poland.

Zdovc was one of the most important players in the national team of ex-Yugoslavia who won medals at the European and World Championship as at the Olympic Games.

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