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U-21 Euro 2023: Croatia to get new coach after Igor Bišćan gets Dinamo Zagreb job

The Croatia U-21 team has lost their coaching staff on the eve the UEFA Under-21 Euro 2023. 

Igor Bišćan, who has been in charge since 2019, was appointed coach of Dinamo Zagreb this week after Ante Čačić was sacked following the club’s exit from the Croatian Cup at the hands of Šibenik on Wednesday. 

Bišćan’s professional staff will also leave the national team and move with him to Dinamo. The 44-year-old returns to Dinamo, the club where he started his career and ended up captaining before he moved to Liverpool. 

Bišćan enjoyed a successful period leading the Croatian U-21 national team, qualifying for two Euros and reaching the quarter-finals at Euro 2021, marking their greatest achievement in history.

Croatian Football Federation (HNS) President Marijan Kustić thanked Bišćan and his staff for their significant contributions to the team’s recent successes. Bišćan’s departure to lead Dinamo was amicable, and the HNS wished him luck in his future coaching career.

Reflecting on his time with HNS, Bišćan expressed pride in the achievements of the young national team during his three and a half year tenure. He extended his gratitude to his colleagues and the Federation for their excellent cooperation and support. 

He also wished the future coach and team success in the upcoming European Championship, believing they could achieve an outstanding result. The Under-21 Euro 2023 will be played from 21 June – 8 July in Romania and Georgia. 

The Croatian Football Association will soon announce the appointment of a new coach.

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