At the session of the BiH Football Federation in Sarajevo, it was decided that Croatian expert Robert Prosinečki will represent the team in the upcoming qualifications for the European Championship.
Former Croatia footballer Robert Prosinečki became the coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team! After Miroslav Blažević, Croatia’s neighbors have once again decided to engage Croatian experts on their coaching bench, reports Gol.hr on January 4, 2018.
Prosinečki’s only competitor for the coaching job was Amar Osim, the son of legendary Bosnian coach Ivica Osim. Amar worked for years in clubs in the local league, and his last job was in Qatar.
Prosinečki will come to the bench of BiH to inherit the position of Mehmed Baždarević, the former coach that lead the national team from December 2014 until October 2017.
Robert Prosinečki, commonly known as ‘Žuti’ here in Croatia, is one of the best footballers from the former Yugoslavia. During his celebrated player career, he wore the jersey of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and with Red Star in 1991, he became the champion of Europe. Let’s not forget that Robert was also a crucial part of Croatia’s squad that placed third in the 1998 World Cup.
After completing his career as a player, he became an assistant coach with the Croatian national football team’s staff in 2006, and Slaven Bilić assisted him until 2010 when he took over Red Star. With the Belgrade team he won the Serbian Cup in 2012, which remains the only trophy in his coaching career currently.
In August 2012, Prosinečki’s contract terminated with Red Star, and on October 14th that year, he took over Turkish club Kayserispor who was then 15th place in the Turkish Super League. By the end of the season, Prosinečki took the team to 5th place, making it the best in the history of the club. At the end of 2013, after a series of poor results, he resigned and waited for his next engagement for almost a year.
On December 1, 2014, Prosinečki became the Azerbaijan national football team coach – a team that was ranked in the 76th position in the FIFA rankings. In October last year, he left his job as the coach after 21 matches at the national team’s side.
We wish Robert the best of luck!
Translated from Gol.hr