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Slovakian clubs ring the changes

Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 17.40CET
Six of the ten Slovakian Super League sides appointed new coaches during a frantic close season.

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Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 17.40CET

Slovakian clubs ring the changes

Six of the ten Slovakian Super League sides appointed new coaches during a frantic close season.

The summer break in Slovakia has seen major changes with all but four Superliga sides appointing new coaches as the new season gets under way.

Six new faces
With only champions MŠK Zilina, FC Artmedia Petrzalka, AŠK Inter Bratislava and MŠK Ruzomberok staying as they were, the six other top-flight clubs kicked off the 2003/04 campaign with a different face on the bench.

Molnár moves in
Newly promoted FK Dukla Banská Bystrica were unable to agree a contract extension with Anton János and replaced him with the former FC Spartak Trnava coach Ladislav Molnár.

Spartak sacking
Spartak also opted for a change of direction, with Jozef Adamec receiving his marching orders and Miroslav Svoboda taking over. Meanwhile, Svoboda's old club, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, reacted to a disappointing campaign by ousting Dusan Radolský and appointing Jozef Valovic, who had a successful spell with the Bratislava club as assistant to Dusan Galis.

Enforced changes
FK Laugaricio Trencín have become SA Trencín following a change of sponsor - and have also named Jaroslav Jurkovic as their new coach after Anton Dragún retired from football after 20 years at the top. At FK ZTS Dubnica, meanwhile, coach Stanislav Griga has been forced to take a year off after ankle surgery and Jozef Jankech is the new man at the helm.

High-profile appointment
Finally, Stefan Zatko has taken the reigns at Slovakian Cup winners ŠKM Púchov after Frantisek Komnacký left the club for Czech side FC Baník Ostrava.

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