Macedonia parts ways with Boshko Gjurovski

Boshko GjurovskiManager Boshko Gjurovski has been relieved of his duties after a meeting among the board members of the Macedonian federation.

The unsatisfactory results along with the public pressure led to the decision to dismiss Boshko Gjurovski from his managerial post. His fate was sealed after the Belarus qualifier on March 27 when Macedonia lost 2:1. Both the result and play in that game were abysmal, the team looking out of sorts.

Gjurovski was in charge of Macedonia’s national team for the past 18 months. He was hired in November of 2013 and lasted until April of 2015.

In the 11 games under Gjurovski, Macedonia recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. His wins came against Latvia (friendly) and Luxembourg (EURO qualifier). His draws came against Qatar, China and Australia (all friendlies). Finally, his losses came against Cameroon, China (both friendlies), Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia and Belarus (all EURO qualifiers).

Gjurovski tested many new players during his brief tenure, but he could never settle on a consistent lineup. There were constant changes in his player selections, leading to a lack of continuity and chemistry.

No word was given on Boshko’s replacement. It remains to be seen whether FFM plans to hire a permanent coach or finish these qualifications with an interim option.

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