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Jurcevic makes Dinamo departure

Published: Monday 16 August 2004, 14.28CET
Nikola Jurcevic has resigned as coach of NK Dinamo Zagreb despite his team's unbeaten start to the season.
 
 
Published: Monday 16 August 2004, 14.28CET

Jurcevic makes Dinamo departure

Nikola Jurcevic has resigned as coach of NK Dinamo Zagreb despite his team's unbeaten start to the season.

Former Croatian international Nikola Jurcevic has resigned as coach of NK Dinamo Zagreb despite an unbeaten start to the season.

Third consecutive draw
Dinamo's 2-2 draw at NK Varteks on Sunday was their third in a row, but having won their opening First League match they lie fifth in the table with six points from four games. The team also hold a 4-0 first-leg lead over NK Primorje in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round, yet Jurcevic, the ex-NK Zagreb coach who was appointed in June 2003, has still opted to stand down.

Bago in charge
His assistant, Djuro Bago, will take charge on a caretaker basis. With Dinamo due to play Primorje in Slovenia on 26 August, vice-president Zdravko Mamic said: "I hope we will solve this problem by the end of the week, but we do not want to rush into a decision. That would be a mistake." Dinamo trail early pacesetters NK Inter Zaprešic by six points.

 
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