Dragan Hristovski is no longer the manager of Horizont Turnovo after a disappointing start to the season.
Horizont Turnovo is currently in 8th place on the table with only 8 points after eight rounds. Of the 15 possible points from home matches, Horizont Turnovo has only collected six points, already losing three times at the Kukus Stadium. Teteks, Napredok and Ohrid returned from Turnovo with three points, leaving Horizont Turnovo near the bottom of the table. For this season, Horizont is led by former Mainz player Dragan Gjorgiev who returned to the Turnovo based club after a brief and unsuccessful one year stint in Germany.
Interestingly, after 8 rounds last season, Horizont Turnovo was on top of the table with 16 points.
The board felt it was time to release the experienced Dragan Hristovski and name a new coach to lead the team after the disappointing results. In the mean time, Horizont Turnovo visits Pelister today in the second leg of the 1/8 Cup finals with a slim 1-0 advantage from the first leg played at home. The team will be led by assistant coaches Tome Petrov and Vane Stojanov.
After 11 Oktomvri’s Nikolce Zdraveski and Ohrid’s Zdravko Cvetanoski, Hristovski becomes the third coach to be sacked in the early season. Previously, Bylbil Sokoli left Renova before the start of the championship for an early exit in the Europa League qualifications, assistant Bujar Islami then led the team for several games, before Vlatko Kostov took over on a permanent basis.
Horizont Turnovo’s board are yet to name a replacement for Dragan Hristovski. The search has begun for a new coach but until the right person is found, the club will be led by the two assistant coaches.