Three coaching changes in Hungary

Three Hungarian first division clubs have replaced their coaches just two days into the league's winter break. Target not reached Cup elimination Debrecen are currently eighth in the NB. 1 and have also been knocked out of the Cup, which they won last season, while Sopron are struggling in ninth spot, two points behind with a game in hand.

Three Hungarian first division clubs have replaced their coaches just two days into the league's winter break.

Poor results
Hungarian champions Ferencvárosi TC sacked coach János Csank after a poor run of results left them in fifth place, 20 points behind leaders MTK Hungária FC.

Early success
Csank, a former coach of the Hungarian national team, took over at the Budapest club in the summer of 2000 and led the side to the title in his first season. The club made no announcement as to who would be in charge when the domestic season kicks off again in March.

Simon at Sopron
Elsewhere, János Pajkos was replaced at Debreceni VSC by former Kispest striker László Dajka, while former Ferencváros defender Tibor Simon took over from István Reszeli Soos at MFC Sopron.

Target not reached
Both new managers came from second division clubs, Dajka from Békéscsabai EFC and Simon from REAC. Both men left after they failed to reach their target of a top-six place in the 12-team division before the winter break.

Cup elimination
Debrecen are currently eighth in the NB. 1 and have also been knocked out of the Cup, which they won last season, while Sopron are struggling in ninth spot, two points behind with a game in hand.

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