Mamić in for Ivanković at Dinamo Zagreb

Branko Ivanković's third spell as GNK Dinamo Zagreb coach ends after two Group B defeats with sporting director Zoran Mamić stepping in for the remainder of 2013.

Zoran Mamić oversaw Dinamo's win at Austria
Zoran Mamić oversaw Dinamo's win at Austria ©Getty Images

Zoran Mamić has replaced Branko Ivanković after he was dismissed as GNK Dinamo Zagreb coach.

Ivanković took over from Krunoslav Jurčić for a third spell in charge on 2 September but after four losses in his eight games at the helm, including both UEFA Europa League Group B fixtures and Saturday's 1-0 Croatian First League defeat at RNK Split, Dinamo opted to appoint sporting director Mamić for the rest of 2013.

Mamić, 42, was previously caretaker in August, overseeing a 3-2 UEFA Champions League play-off second-leg win at FK Austria Wien – though that was not enough to overturn a 2-0 home reverse – as well as a 3-1 league victory over NK Istra 1961.

A club statement said: "Zoran Mamić will be in charge of the team until the winter break, with assistants Damir Krznar and Igor Cvitanović." His side welcome PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.

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