Varteks trust in Besek

Drazen Besek is the new coach of Croatian UEFA Cup qualifiers NK Varteks, replacing Branko Janzek.

Besek feels responsible 
Besek steps up from the backroom staff to take charge of a club he has served as player and coach. "It is a good feeling, but also a big responsibility," the 39-year-old said.

Cup success 
In 1998, as player-manager, Besek led the Varazdin side to victory in the HNS Kup. The following year they reached the last eight of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. "The club has a good tradition and I know the fans want to win trophies. But it is too soon to speak about next season," Besek said.

Janzek disappointed 
Varteks finished fourth in the Croatian Premier League and lost 2-1 on aggregate to NK Dinamo Zagreb in the HNS Cup final. "I am disappointed, but my players were not up to the task," commented a rueful Janzek.