St George suspend Serbian Coach Zivojnov


Following the shocking home defeat at the hands of new comers Wolkite over the weekend, St George suspended Serbian Coach Srdan Zivojnov along with his assistants Zerihun Shengeta and goal keeper Ugandan Emi Ndeyzim. The troubled ship is now under the command of former internationals Salhadin Said and Getaneh Kebede.
The sacking of Zivojnov just halfway through the season might not be surprising for he hardly acted a professional on or off the field. With number of foreign players signed hardly to deliver results and inconsistency written on all over the first round fixtures, the Serbian is said to have been in the blind on major decision makings. Some even suggested his passiveness on the interference of team selection.
Sources disclosed that Srdan Zivojnov’s loyalty was more to his pay check therefore careful never to practice his authority on senior players.
“He very much lacks confidence therefore always careful not to antagonize big name players even at times when they’re poorly performing” suggested a former player who left the club in desperation. “He is not the final decision maker even for team selection therefore the final line-up undisclosed until late into a game” he added.
According to insiders the senior players who are under pressure for failing to deliver what is expected of them are the coup plotters for the ouster of the 47 year old coach who has an eighteen months remaining contract. It is said that he might return home with 18 months’ salary that is not less than three million Birr.
“This is the only way to the veteran players that are on the twilight of their carrier. They sacrificed everyone including the coaching staffs to save their skin and the staggering six digit salary,” remarked a club supporter who said that he is disgusted of the players’ performance.