It is a piece of sad news as Dinamo Zagreb’s Football club manager, Zoran Mamic has been sent to prison.
The Croatian has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison days before his side’s Europa League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
According to reports gathered, The 49-year-old Croat and his brother Zdravko were said to have been accused of corruption charges in 2018 according to the country’s supreme court earlier this week.
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The football club manager has now tendered his resignation letter which has been accepted by Dinamo Zagreb.
While tendering his resignation, Mamic insisted that he was not guilty of the crime he was accused of but added that he wanted to properly leave before going to prison. He said in a statement on the club’s official website.
It reads, “Although I don’t feel guilty, I resign as I said before I would do if the sentence was confirmed. I wish all the good luck to the club.”
In a swift response, the club accepted the manager’s resignation and quickly named Damir Krznar as his successor.
The new manager now has a mountain to climb as they look to overturn their 2-0 loss to Jose Mourinho‘s Tottenham Hotspur in the return leg of the Europa league round of 16 match.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur will want to bounce back from their North-London derby loss to Arsenal on Sunday, 14th of March, 2021.