Former Croatia coach and Dinamo Zagreb star Zlatko Kranjcar dies aged 64

Former Croatia coach and Dinamo Zagreb star Zlatko Kranjcar dies aged 64

Kranjcar performed for Dinamo within the Seventies and Eighties earlier than becoming a member of Fast Vienna, the place he received the Austrian championship twice.

Former Croatia coach and Dinamo Zagreb star Zlatko Kranjcar dies aged 64

File picture of Zlatko Kranjcar. AFP

Former Croatia coach and Dinamo Zagreb star Zlatko ‘Cico’ Kranjcar died on Monday on the age of 64, the nationwide soccer federation (HNS) mentioned.

“Kranjcar, legendary Croatian footballer and coach … has died in Zagreb,” the federation mentioned in a press release with out offering additional particulars.

The Zagreb-born Kranjcar was hospitalised final month attributable to liver issues, the state-run HINA information company reported.

Kranjcar performed for Dinamo within the Seventies and Eighties earlier than becoming a member of Fast Vienna, the place he received the Austrian championship twice.

After retiring as a participant Kranjcar returned to educate Dinamo, main them to the league and cup double in 1996 and 1998.

He served as nationwide group coach from 2004 to 2006 however was sacked after Croatia did not make the knockout section on the World Cup.

Kranjcar later had an 18-month spell accountable for Montenegro and stints with Iran’s Sepahan and Al Ahli of Qatar.

He briefly took over Dinamo once more in 2016 after which Iran’s Beneath-23 facet in 2018.

Kranjcar’s son Niko, 36, can also be a former worldwide footballer.

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