Željko Babić Resigns The Coaching of Croatian Handball Team

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Željko Babić resigned his post after the failure of the national team’s performance at the Olympics

After the Croatian Handball Federation president, Tomislav Grahovac said for the media that they would review the work of the national coach, Željko Babić, on September 8, 2016, Babić has sent the letter of resignation to him.

Index.hr published his letter:

“I felt the tremendous distrust and doubts in my abilities and competence since I started my work as a national coach, my every decision was analyzed and the question marks were raised even by the people not competent for that.

In such unpleasant atmosphere, I felt I cannot contribute well to accomplish my ideas and common goals. Bad atmosphere and confusion have been made regarding the real goal (one medal in a four-year cycle), 2018 European Championship in Croatia (gold medal).

Even after the great success of winning the bronze medal at the 2016 European Championship in Poland, doubts continued to exist, and the federation officials’ state of mind outgrew to a public diminishment of my abilities and me personally.

Due to this kind of relations and apparently my bad coaching competence, I feel bad, not to say betrayed, so in this sort of atmosphere and the current state of affairs, and wanting to contribute to future success, I hereby resign irrevocably to the post of the national handball coach.

I thank all for their cooperation and support, especially the players, coaching and medical staff, and to all that followed us at the games and preparations.

I am also sorry if I have hurt anybody in any way.”


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