Krznar took over Dinamo in mid-March this year after being assistant to former coach Zoran Mamić. Recall, Mamić had to leave the Dinamo bench due to a final conviction. Krznar led the team in a 3:0 victory against Tottenham in the Europa League round of 16, reported HRT.
Dinamo has been in a crisis and lost 1:3 to Rijeka under Krznar’s leadership in the Croatian Cup on Wednesday.
Dinamo on Sunday expects the eternal derby against Hajduk in the 18th round of the First HNL and in eight days a visit to West Ham United in the last, 6th round of Europa League.
Krznar took responsibility in a statement after the relegation in the Cup,
“The fact that the result was not obtained, that the result was not delivered, both in the Cup and in the championship – we are limping. We have an extremely tough game against Hajduk; we enter it shaken. My moral act is to do everything for the team. Dinamo has always been in the first place. It is the team that comes first. I assess that at this moment, the team needs a positive shock. Maybe it is a good opportunity, as I address our fans, to thank them for their support, those who gave their support, and to apologize to those who did not have enough and who are dissatisfied with the reason. Right now, I may still be a little hot, but I don’t think the situation will change tomorrow either. I am resigning from this position for the team to make one positive step, one mental shock, which is needed. I wish luck to the new coach; I wish luck to Dinamo,” said Krznar.
Who will lead Dinamo in their next two key games will be known today after an 11 am press conference.
Željko Kopić, the head of Dinamo’s football school and the most experienced of the remaining experts employed in Maksimir, should lead the team in the derby on Sunday. But, depending on that outcome, he may end the winter season on the bench.
Dinamo’s management is expected to appoint a new head coach during the winter break, but more will be known after today’s conference.
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