Tudor’s resignation was accepted by the club, who issued a statement on Thursday.
“Hajduk regrets Tudor’s decision to leave the position of coach of the first team because we recognised him as a young, high-quality professional, who along with his coaching staff, were unanimously selected for the position and have enjoyed our absolute support,” the club said, before adding.
“Since April 2013, when he was given the opportunity to lead Hajduk’s first team, we did not set Igor Tudor any unrealistic goals or any imperatives, and we have always behind him. He has had the unreserved support of the club”.
It has been reported that Tudor had not been happy with the club’s stance during the transfer window and in particular the refusal to grant him his wish of bringing in a defender. Hajduk Split say that the counted on Tudor and the club working through the tough period with the players the club had in its ranks.
“Hajduk has mapped out a clear plan which it does not want to give up on. The sports plan is built around the affirmation of our young players at the club who have been bought up in the youth academy,” said the club.
Hajduk Split wished Tudor all the best in his career and thanked his support staff also. The Croatian first division resumes this weekend after the 2-month winter break. (photo / Hajduk Split / Wikicommons)