ZAGREB, 23 July 2020 – The Executive Board of the Croatian Football Federation confirmed on Thursday that Zlatko Dalic (53) has extended his contract until after the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Dalic, whose contract expired this summer, took Croatia to the World Cup final in 2018 and led the team to EURO 2020 which will take place next summer.
His new contract will see him in charge until after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
“For us, it was never questionable that Zlatko will lead the team at EURO 2020 next summer, and I am very glad that we immediately agreed to cooperate until the 2022 World Cup. Zlatko is a very simple and correct person to talk to, and we are proud of everything he has achieved so far as a coach and the Federation will provide him and the national team with maximum working conditions, as it has been so far, “said the Croatian Football Federation’s president Davor Šuker.
“I thank Davor as the president of the Federation, the leadership of the and the Executive Board for the trust shown. As the situation with the epidemic and the postponement of the Euro for next summer unfolded, we agreed that it makes sense to round out the whole story until the 2022 World Cup. I have a lot of motivation, energy and ambition, and as long as I feel that way, I will lead the Croatian national team with a lot of pride,” said Dalić.