Shkupi, Sileks, Pelister & Bregalnica announce new coaches

Most famous is Ümit Karan who takes charge at Shkupi, Momchilo Mitrevski is back at Sileks, Zoran Shterjovski will lead Bregalnica, while Darko Krsteski will have the hardest task at Pelister.

photo by FC Shkupi: Ümit Karan at his first training session

Four Macedonian teams this week announced their new head coaches. The biggest name among them is surely the former Turkish national team player and star striker of Galatasaray, Ümit Karan (42-year-old) who joined first league underperformer Shkupi. It will be the first job for him as head coach as so far he has worked as trainer at Malatyaspor USA for a year and director at Eskişehirspor and Büyükçekmece Tepecikspor. Shkupi is currently at the bottom of the table.

Shterjovski signs the contract; photo: Shtipski asovi

The other top flight side that has new head coach is Sileks. They decided to bring back at charge Momchilo Mitevski (57) who was already working within the club. Also, he has lead the Kratovo club on numerous occasions in the past. Sileks has been underperforming and is second-to-last.

Second league East team Bregalnica announced that Zoran Shterjovski (43) agreed to terms and will lead their club. He has been in charge of Miravci, Pelister, Pobeda and Sileks, at Greek side Agrotikos as assistant manager and most recently technical director of Chinese side Qīngdǎo Jonoon.

Biggest challenge will have the new head coach of Pelister. It is Darko Krsteski (47) who so far has lead only Pobeda in 2016. He will have a tough time to bring back life into Pelister who is stuck in the relegation zone of the second league West.

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