Dean Klafuric confirmed as the new coach at the legendary club.
Tam Courts, the Scottish head coach of Budapest Honvéd in the National League, has been replaced by Croatian Dean Klafuric.
The club announced on its website on Monday that it had terminated the contract by mutual consent with the coach, who took charge in June and played his first competitive match in the season opener. He managed his team in 12 league and 2 cup matches, with 5 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats.
The information stressed that Courts, 41, had played an important role in the integration of several academy players into the senior team.
Former Coach, Tam Courts. Photo Facebook Honvéd FC
Shortly afterwards, the club also announced the appointment of Croatian Dean Klafuric as the new head coach. The 50-year-old has coached U15, U17 and U19 for Dinamo Zagreb, and later helped Zoran Mamic with the adult team, and was part of Dinamo’s 2016 league and cup triumphs. He has worked as women’s national team captain in his country, was part of the men’s U20 squad, and was assistant coach at Saudi Arabia’s al-Nassr and el-Ajn in the UAE, with whom he celebrated a championship title. In 2017/18, he joined Legia Warsaw as assistant and then head coach, before winning the league and cup with the Polish club. Most recently he coached Etnikos of Cyprus and then Slaven Belupo of Croatia.
Honvéd currently sit eighth in the OTP Bank League with 13 points.
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