The former HNL legend and former Osijek coach Zoran Zekić is no longer the coach of the Hungarian Diósgyõr team. Zekic failed to save the club’s relegation, so he had to leave.
It was announced on the club’s official website that the team will be led by a head coach next season, and the main players will play in the team.
Zekic took over the team in January and led the team to 20 games. In all competitions, he achieved 7 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses.
After the arrival of Zićć, Diósgyõr was the last team in the Champions League. The Croatian coach successfully jumped one position and was not enough to stay.
“I’m not surprised by the club’s decision. I didn’t sign the contract until June, and the agreement was that if we can’t stay in the league, I will leave. There is no tail. Simply put, according to the Hungarian Federation rules, Clubs competing in another league can only operate Hungarian coaches, and only home players can participate in the game. In any case, I don’t have the dream of staying in the second league ambitiously. Even if I did, it’s impossible. “Zekic told us and further explained the abnormal rules of Hungarian football.
“The Hungarian Federation pays a lot of money to major league clubs so that only domestic players can participate in the game. There are some foreigners here and there, but they only have players who have been in Hungary for many years and hold passports. This is a good rule because it It stimulated Hungarian football; but on the other hand, it is not a good thing, because it gives players the right to blackmail the club. There are many paradoxes; in the second league, for many players, it is more As far as the players are concerned, they are bigger. The first time,” Osijek’s former coach told us.
Every time the HNL club fired a coach, Zoran Zekić’s name began to be mentioned. Gorica fired Oreščanin and Sibenik did not have Escobar. We asked Zekić whether anyone had contacted him from Croatia so far and whether he wanted to return to FNL.
“I didn’t reach any specific agreement with anyone. I just lost the club and I don’t have any specific plans. Relax, we will see what happens. I can’t say that I don’t want to go back to Croatia, but I don’t want anyone Explain it as being applied and provided through the media. Zekić told us that it will be necessary” and added an interesting thing at the end:
“I may be the only coach in the world who won a championship and quit the league within a year. I won the title of sheriff and now I am out.”