The Management Board of Serbian Handball Federation decided to sack head-coach of the Men’s national team – Jovica Cvetkovic, after winning 12th place at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia. However, overal result in Croatia wasn’t problematic for SHF, but more relations between coach and players, who came into media in the worst possible way via public letter of the players who reacted on the parts of Cvetkovic’s official report after competition.
“I didn’t have support from Federation, we worked like in stone age, I had a pressure from president Djurkovic. Also, things which happened in Croatia were shame for handball. That didn’t happened in history of our handball that players going in the night clubs, booking flight tickets for going back home even before the end”, said Cvetkovic.
SHF president Bozidar Djurkovic said:
- Cvetkovic had my full support for his work, but I expected much more self-critics after all. We lost two matches with 10 goals, three with five. We didn’t play good and with all problems on relation coach-players, I can’t vote for this report”.
With 10 votes against and only one for, Cvetkovic is sacked.