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Zdravko Lugarusic: I will return to Asante Kotoko as a better coach

Published on: 12 April 2017

Former coach of Asante Kotoko Zdravko Lugarusic has indicated that a return to the club is possibility following his untimely sacking by the club.

The 55-year-old Croatian tactician was relieved off his duty as the head coach of the Porcupine Warriors following the club’s pulsating goalless draw game against Ebusua Dwarfs over the weekend.

 

 

In an interview with Kumasi-based Light FM, Lugarusic said, “Coaches are coming and going and I think I tried my best for the moment for Kotoko and had proper support."

“Sometimes, small refereeing decisions or small mistakes from defenders or attackers determine the destiny of coaches. I had few of such mistakes and sometimes they were from me and such things put us in a difficult situation."

“If I am leaving, it doesn’t mean goodbye. Maybe I will see you you again and that is the key thing. All of us are learning and maybe in a year, two or three years time I will be a bit better coach. A better coach compared to what I am right now and I can be here again,” he added.

Prior to Lugarusic’s sacking, a section of the club’s supporters stormed the training grounds and prevented him from entering the facility. There were heavily security presence to protect life and properties after his last game against Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday but in spite of the ‘unfair’ treatment, he has thanked everyone at the club.

“I must say a big thank you to the management of Kotoko for giving me such an opportunity to be the coach of such a big club."

“Secondly, I want to say big thank you to the fans for their support. Even in the time that we did not play good football, they were still behind us but thanks also for the hard times and experiences, it is part of the job,” he added.

 

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