FK Velez have sacked coach Avdo Kalajdžić after a series of disappointing results in the Bosnia-Herzegovnian Premier League and the national cup, naming Husnija Arapović as his successor.
Velez went down 1-0 at NK Jedinstvo on Saturday in their first game back after the winter break, leaving the Mostar side in relegation trouble in 19th place in the table. That they then lost 10-0 against FK Leotar in a Bosnia-Herzegovnian Cup quarter-final tie underlined the size of the task facing Arapović.
"I could not refuse the offer from Velez - to try and help one of the best known clubs in Bosnia. The club are in a difficult position, but
I am confident we will manage to stay in the top flight," the coach said.
Arapović, one of the Premier League's most experienced trainers, is regarded as the last chance for Velez. A former coach of FK Celik, FK Rudar Ugljevik and FK Buducnost Banovici, he is also in charge of the Bosnia B team.
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