Blazevic who turned 79 earlier this year, was officially the oldest coach in charge of a 1st division club in the whole of Europe earlier this year when he was coach of NK Zagreb and he doesn’t look like he will be retiring in the near future.
“I am off to China, they have money there. The Chinese value me more than the Croats. There I am wise, here I am an old man,” said Ciro, who famously took Croatia to 3rd place at the 1998 World Cup in France, to daily Kurir. Ciro has already coached in China, taking the China U-23 side and Chinese club side Shanghai Shenhua.