Zrinjski has announced the appointment of Mario Ivanković (48) as its new head coach, following the team’s recent 3-0 loss to Velež in the Mostar derby. Despite leading the team to a double crown and securing a historic placement in the group stage of the Conference League last year, Rendulić’s dismissal was due to poor recent performance.
Ivanković is an experienced coach with over six years of working with first teams. He also has experience working with national teams, having worked with U17 and U19 national teams of BiH, and is currently part of the professional staff of the A national team of BiH. Zrinjski has stated that Ivanković will be supported by coaches from the previous coaching staff until further notice. The duration of Ivanković’s tenure as Zrinjski’s head coach has not yet been disclosed, but he will be assisted by coaches from the previous staff as he takes on this new role.