“Director of all directors” Master Croa, candidate for Korean director 20 years ago, dies after battle with cancer

 Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic passed away on the 8th (local time) two days before his 88th birthday after a long battle with cancer. He is 87 years old.

He enjoyed an메이저놀이터 era as the top coach of the Croatian national team. At Euro 1996, Blažević made a surprise sensation by leading Croatia to the quarterfinals.

It was a prelude. In the 1998 World Cup in France, he staged a cataclysm that put Croatia in third place and stood tall as a world leader.

Blazevic, who stepped down as coach of the Croatian national team in 2000, was also nominated for the Korean national team coach ahead of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. As the Korea Football Association selected coach Guus Hiddink, his relationship did not continue.

Blajevic coached for 47 years from 1968 to 2015, not only in Europe but also in Asia. As for Asia, he has coached the Iranian national team, Shanghai Shenhua in China, and the Chinese under-23 national team. In Europe, he has coached Dinamo Zagreb, Nantes, the Swiss national team and Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Blajević has been highly respected by Croatian fans, nicknamed ‘the manager of all managers’.

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