The official website for European football

Jurčić returns for third stint at Dinamo helm

Published: Tuesday 27 November 2012, 9.00CET
Krunoslav Jurčić has returned for a third spell at the GNK Dinamo Zagreb helm after replacing Ante Čačić, who was sacked following Sunday's 1-0 defeat by city rivals NK Zagreb.
Jurčić returns for third stint at Dinamo helm
Krunoslav Jurčić is returning to take charge at Dinamo for a third time ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 27 November 2012, 9.00CET

Jurčić returns for third stint at Dinamo helm

Krunoslav Jurčić has returned for a third spell at the GNK Dinamo Zagreb helm after replacing Ante Čačić, who was sacked following Sunday's 1-0 defeat by city rivals NK Zagreb.

Krunoslav Jurčić has returned for a third spell in charge of GNK Dinamo Zagreb following Ante Čačić's departure in the wake of Sunday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of city rivals NK Zagreb.

Jurčić guided Dinamo to a Croatian double in 2008/09 and sealed another title the following season. After a short stint at NK Lokomotiva, the 43-year-old returned to Dinamo in May 2011 and led them to the UEFA Champions League group stage, where six defeats spelled the end of his second coming. 

"I'm glad to be back again – while I was away I had a feeling I didn't finish what I started," he said. "I am honoured to have a chance to be Dinamo Zagreb coach for the third time, to finish what I started. I could never refuse a call from Dinamo."

Jurčić leaves his role as assistant of the Croatian national team with the blessing of head coach Igor Štimac. "I can only thank Krunoslav for his dedication and loyalty," he said. "I wish him all the best for the future." Meanwhile, Čačić' is replaced after just under a year at the helm, despite yielding a league and cup double last term.

Dinamo are rooted to the bottom of Group A and will be eliminated from European competition following the conclusion of their UEFA Champions League campaign at home to FC Dynamo Kyiv on 4 December.

Last updated: 27/11/12 14.32CET

Related information

Coach profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1899592.html#jurcic+returns+third+stint+dinamo+helm

UEFA.com features

Who exactly are Zorya Luhansk?
  • Who exactly are Zorya Luhansk?
  • Handy on the wing: Europe's footballing birds
  • Pick of the 2016 WU19 EURO photos
  • Watch Netherlands beat Spain in 2014 final
  • France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • The rise of Leicester and England's Jamie Vardy
  • Manchester City signing İlkay Gündoğan in profile
  • EURO cult heroes: 2012 – Jordi Alba
  • Camille Abily introduces champions Lyon
  • EURO history makers: 2012 - Andrés Iniesta
1 of 10