The Slovenia Times

Stojanović Quits as Slovenia's Football Coach


The news was confirmed in Sunday by the the Slovenian Football Association (NZS).

"The qualifying did not match our wishes and expectations. As the head coach...I feel responsible for the given results," Stojanović said in a statement.

"I'm confident that Slovenia is on track to getting a new very successful football team," he said, wishing the team the very best of luck, mutual understanding and support from all levels.

Stojanović, 43, succeeded Matjaž Kek as head coach in October 2011.

He headed Slovenia in nine matches, five of which were friendlies but only one of which Slovenia won (against Romania).

In September, Slovenia embarked on its qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Four games into the qualifications, Slovenia are second to last in group E. They only defeated Cyprus (2:1), but losing to Switzerland at home (0:2) and Norway (1:2) and Albania (0:1) away.

Many would like to see Srečko Katanec return to the post of head coach after he took Slovenia to the European Cup in 2000 and the World Cup in 2002.

According to a report by daily Delo, Katanec has recently met NZS president Aleksander Čeferin, but agreement is still said to be far away.


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