Changes Continue at Hajduk: Ivan Kepcija No Longer Sports Director

Daniela Rogulj

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Robert Matić /

Robert Matić /

November 4, 2020 – The changes at Hajduk continue, as Ivan Kepcija is no longer the club’s sports director. 

The Split club announced the news on their official website:

“As of today, Ivan Kepcija is no longer the sports director of Hajduk.

He performed this function from December 2019 to November 2020, and he parted ways with the Club after an agreed termination.”

“It was an honor to be part of the club, and I thank the people who gave me the opportunity and trust. Despite the president’s desire to continue cooperation, I felt it was time to leave and therefore proposed an amicable termination of my contract. I want to thank everyone for their cooperation and wish the Club a lot of luck and success in further work and competition,” Ivan Kepcija said about parting ways with Hajduk.

“We wish Mr. Kepcija a lot of luck and success in his future career!” Hajduk concluded. 

This is a continuation of the major changes at Poljud led by the new president Luksa Jakobusic. However, according to Kepcija above, there was a chance that Hajduk would continue with him as the sports director.

Jakobusic is Hajduk’s 11th president, and when he took over the Split club on Friday, he announced a sudden change in operations. The first to lose his job was the legendary Mario Stanic, who served as chief adviser to former Hajduk president Marin Brbic. Stanic was sacked by the club on Monday.

Kepcija was brought to Hajduk by Stanic.

Next on Jakobusic’s list is coach Hari Vukas, who has suffered three defeats in Hajduk’s last three games. Jakobusic’s first pick for the new Hajduk coach is Slovenian coach Matjaz Kek, who was not only the longest-serving manager by single appointment in the history of the Croatian First Football League during his time at Rijeka, but also won the Croatian Championship, Cup, and Super Cup with the club. 

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