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Zlatko Dalić to Remain Croatia Coach

Dalić, Modrić and Suker (HNS)

The president of the Croatian Football Federation, Davor Šuker, and coach Zlatko Dalić have met in Novi Vinodolski to discuss his future. 

Dalić returned from the FIFA World Cup in Russia with the silver medal after a fantastic performance but also with doubts over his future. 

The 51-year-old was toying with the idea of walking away from the job but after a meeting with Šuker, he has decided to stay on, much to the delight of Croatian football fans. 

Šuker and Dalić discussed the World Cup in Russia and other important topics surrounding the role, HNS reported.   

“It was nice to recall with Zlatko all the beautiful moments from the World Cup, and the silver medal was proof that everyone who was involved done a top job. I am glad we openly discussed what also could be better in the future and that together we will go for new victories,” Suker said. 

“It was important to openly talk with the president about all topics and I thank Davor for understanding what I thought was not correct. I think we sorted all those things out and I look forward to new challenges,” Dalić said. 

Dalic (HNS)

Dalić will name his squad on 20 August for the UEFA Nations League match against Spain and friendly against Portugal. 

That same week the HNS board will formally endorse the decision for Dalić to remain at their board meeting.

Dalić was recently shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award. He has lost only one competitive match with Croatia since taking over late last year which was the World Cup final to France.

Dalic (HNS)


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