Mioduski: This is the optimal decision for the club
Dariusz Mioduski, president of Legia Warsaw:
- Yesterday we decided to dismiss coach Romeo Jozaka. The head coach will be Dean Klafurić by the end of the season, From the club's point of view it was not an easy decision. We are convinced that in the current situation it was the optimal decision. Is it perfect? We will see. Our goals remain the same. We are still one point behind the leader and everything is in our hands. This week we will play a second leg of the semi-final of the Polish Cup. Klafurić's coach is not with us today because it is the moment for him to concentrate on the team. For various reasons, we are where we are, but I was forced to take another risk. I take full responsibility for them. I believe that we can win the league and win the Polish Cup.
There are no problems in the locker room. Getting someone new for the last few matches would be too much of a risk. As I mentioned, we are fighting for two titles. If it was not so, perhaps we would bring a new coach. We believe that Dean Klafurić has the right skills to deal with it. We made so many transfers to improve the quality of the team. I think that this has been achieved, at least on an individual level. There is more competition in the team.
As for the coach for next season, we will make the decision that will be the best for Legia. The experience of a new trainer will be a matter of which we will dedicate a lot of attention.
Ivan Kepcija, technical director of Legia Warsaw:
- We made this decision for the good of the team. We were thinking about different options, but I think that this decision is optimal. Several very important matches have remained to the end of the league. Dean Klafurić knows the team from the inside, he knows what potential lies in the players. I think he is able to help us achieve our goals - the triumph in the league and in the Polish Cup.