Mirko Ivanovski; photo: arka.gdynia.pl

Arka manager critical of Mirko Ivanovski

Mirko Ivanovski; photo: arka.gdynia.plAfter a recent 5:2 win for Arka without Mirko Ivanovski, the manager of the Polish club made some critical comments about Ivanovski.

As Polish newspaper sport.pl is reporting, the Arka manager Petr Němec made some critical comments about Mirko Ivanovski after being asked whether the club will miss Mirko while he is on duty with the Macedonian national team.  The manager told the newspaper, “Arka will not be doomed without Ivanovski.  This is a player who does well in home games but is not very good on the road.  I don’t know why this is happening.  Also, Mirko has a problem with his behavior because he makes too many gestures and argues with the referee which leads to many yellow cards.  This has become a problem for us.”


Arka played two league games while Ivanovski was with the Macedonian national team and they recorded two wins.  Mirko will be available for the next game on 15 October against KS Polkowice but after these comments, it will be interesting to see whether the manager, Petr Němec, will field Ivanovski upon his return to the club.  Arka currently finds itself in 11th place out of 16 teams in the Polish second division with 18 points after fourteen rounds.

After the appointment of John Toshack, Ivanovski has become a regular and made three consecutive starts before he missed the Slovakia game due to a yellow cards suspension.  Mirko scored one goal during that stretch by finding the back of the net in the slim 1:0 win over Andorra last month.

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