Home » Sport » Niko Kovač Reacts to Sacking with Open Letter to the Public & Media

Niko Kovač Reacts to Sacking with Open Letter to the Public & Media

(photo / drago sopta hns)

(photo / drago sopta hns)


Niko Kovač has commented publically for the first time since being sacked today as coach of Croatia. Kovač has reacted to the news via an open letter. Here it is in its entirety:

Croatian public and media

Poštovani (Dear)

The Croatian football federation Executive Committee has today made a decision to terminate my contract as coach of the Croatian national team. Not wanting to go into the reasons and the complexity of the problem, I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have these years been an essential part of the Croatian national football team project.

Although the Executive Committee of the CFF has not yet decided on a new coach, as former coach of the ‘Vatreni’, I would like to wish the new coach of the Croatian national football team, whoever it may be, the best of luck so they can take the Croatian team to the European Football Championships and achieve great results.

I want to thank the great and loyal fans, and the entire Croatian public, who all these years have selflessly, ardently and wholeheartedly supported the Croatian national team. Although they are often missing at some games, the contribution of our passionate fans to our success is immeasurable.

I also want to thank our and my players who gave us many beautiful moments and gave us reasons to be happy and celebrate. I thank each and every individual sincerely and wish them success in the national team and in their clubs.

I want to thank the Croatian football federation and the Executive Committee for their cooperation and support they have provided all this time me and the staff and wanting us to be the best and most successful.

I want to thank my support staff and to all who were part of the Croatian national football team project. They invested all their knowledge and effort to succeed.

I am grateful to all the media and journalists who covered the performances of the national team. I’m sure everyone in their own way wants success and the best results. I thank them.

Finally, I wish to apologize to all those who were expecting bigger and better results, and that they feel we, or I, have not achieved them. Football is the most beautiful sport, but because of that it a very unpredictable game. The biggest and best don’t always win. But I believe that football always wins and that’s why we love it.

Valued Croatian public and dear fans, I will continue with you to be a passionate supporter of our team and our dear Croatia.

Yours,
Niko Kovač

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

2017 Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia in May

Billed as the quietest and most beautiful rally ever, the Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia will be held once again in May. Electric cars from all over the world will race in the 4th International Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia from 31 May – 7 June 2017. The 1,300 km route will take in some...

Korčula’s Famous Moreška Dance Goes Rock

The project “LIVE GROW FLOURISH” continues on the 8th of July at 21h in Korcula with a concert and a dance spectacle combining tradition and contemporary – “Moreška & Rolin Humes”. At this unique event, in front of an abandoned thermal power station next to the ferry port Dominče, the people of Korčula and their...

UNESCO Names New World Heritage Sites in Šibenik & Zadar

Two historic sites on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. One of the most famous sights in Šibenik – St. Nicholas Fortress – and Zadar’s fortified city walls and gates have now been confirmed as UNESCO protected World Heritage sites. The decision was confirmed at the 41st meeting of...

[VIDEO] 47 Years Ago Today Dubrovnik’s Last Tram Rides

One from the Did You Know files. Did you know that the popular Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, had a tram service? The first tram in Dubrovnik commenced operations 10 December 1910. The tram operated between the City gates at Pile to the nearby port of Gruž. This line...