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Pobeda plump for Hristovski

Dragan Hristovski has been named as the new coach of F.Y.R. Macedonian champions FK Pobeda.

Disappointing season
Hristovski, who has signed a two-year deal with the Prilep outfit, was formerly coach of FK Bregalnica Štip, FK Vardar and FK Pelister before a brief spell at FK Tikves ended just two months into last season after a series of disappointing results. Tikves were eventually relegated.

Maiden championship
Hristovski will replace Nikola Ilievski at the helm, after the former F.Y.R. Macedonia coach resigned for family reasons just two weeks after leading the club to its maiden championship title and a place in the UEFA Champions League. Pobeda will enter at the first qualifying round against Armenian side FC Pyunik, with the first leg on 13 July.

Tough start
Meanwhile, Hristovski will have a challenging start to the domestic campaign at the Goce Delcev stadium. Pobeda play last year's runners-up FK Sileks in the opening round of the new Prva Fudbalska Liga season on 8 August.