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21.11.2017, 13:04
Montenegro coach Dragan Adzic replaced by Per Johansson
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NEWS: The 2012 European champions have made an unexpected change on their bench, less than two weeks before the start of the Women’s IHF World Championship
 

Montenegro coach Dragan Adzic replaced by Per Johansson

The eight-year stint of Dragan Adzic as head coach of the Montenegrin national women’s team has come to an abrupt end.

Adzic has been replaced by Per Johansson with immediate effect. The Swedish coach will be officially presented and lead his first training in Bar on Tuesday.

The Handball Federation of Montenegro says in a statement that the unanimous decision by its management board is “in line with our aim to achieve the best possible result at the upcoming World Championship.”

The federation also “wants to express a lot of respect and gratitude to Dragan Adzic for everything he has done in the past eight years he spent on the bench of our national team.”

End of an important era

The decision ends an important era for the team. Under Adzic, Montenegro won silver at the London Olympics and gold at the EHF EURO in Serbia, both in 2012.

“I don’t want to, and I have never put myself above the interest of Montenegro. I am always there for Montenegro, now, before and in the future. I wish all the luck and good health to those girls. I will be their biggest fan,” Adzic is quoted in the statement by the federation.

The separation comes as a surprise, not just because of its timing. In September 2016, the federation rejected Adzic’s resignation after Montenegro had a disappointing showing at the Rio de Janeiro, were they lost all five group matches.

Photo: Per Johansson at the Women's EHF FINAL4 2017

Bulatovic and Radicevic return

Johansson, who previously led his native Sweden to silver at the EHF EURO 2010, was successful recently with CSM Bucuresti, which he steered to the Women’s EHF FINAL4 in May.

The Swede has been hired just for the duration of the World Championship, which will run from 1 to 17 December in Germany.

“We only agreed for this competition, and if we cooperate well and achieve a significant result, we would probably be willing to extend the contract,” Johansson said. “I am proud to have a chance to lead a team from the Balkan region, an area that has always had a great impact on handball.”

In the preliminary round, Montenegro are sharing Group C with Denmark, Russia, Japan, Tunisia and Brazil.

Johansson will have to do without injured players Marija Jovanovic, Majda Mehmedovic and Andrea Klikovac. On the other hand, under his leadership Katarina Bulatovic and Jovanka Radicevic are returning, at least for this competition.

Following the 2016 Olympics, Adzic started rejuvenating the team and left experienced players like Bulatovic and Radicevic out of his squad for the Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden, where Montenegro were eliminated on goal difference in the preliminary round.

For the World Championship, a total of 18 players have been nominated for the final training sessions ahead of the team’s departure to Germany.


TEXT: Saša Jončić / ew / ts
 
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