18:41 / 08.12.2021.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Football Federation extends contract with national team coach

Zlatko Dalić

Zlatko Dalić

Foto: Goran Stanzl / Pixsell

The Croatian Football Federation extened the contract of national team coach Zlatko Dalić until the 2024 European Championships, announced federation president Marijan Kustić on Wednesday. 

"Zlatko is a man who unites and who really gives everything to the national team. The only logical decision we could make was to offer him an extension of this successful collaboration. I would like to thank him for accepting our proposal and for making it really easy to agree to the terms. The association will, as before, fully support the coach and the national team, and we are looking forward to new challenges and new successes," said Kustić after extending the coach's contract.

"I thank President Kustić and the leadership of the Federation for this expression of trust. I have said many times that for me there is no greater honour than leading the Croatian national team. Even though this job comes with great responsibility and pressure, the last few months have convinced me that we are still on the right path," said Dalić.

Dalić took over a struggling team in October 2017 and successfully led them to a silver medal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The team also competed in the 2020 Euros, reaching the second round of the knockout stage.

Croatia has also qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, finishing first in Group H. 

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