Chaos in Montenegro - the national coach resigns!
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
Scandal: The head coach of Montenegro, Ljubomir Obradovic, resigns only one day before the European Qualifier against Sweden due to an incident at training.
What has happened is that the former national team player, current player of the Swiss club GC Amicitia Zürich, Stevan Vujovic, along with Vukan Lipovina and a third unknown man have stormed in and canceled the national team's training where they confronted the now former coach Ljubomir Obradovic. Afterwards the Montenegrin Handball Federation in a press release has confirmed, that Ljubomir Obradovic has resigned.
Press release from the Montenegrin Handball Federation:
"The Handball Association of Montenegro is shocked by the process by the former national team player Stevan Vujovic, who along with Vukan Lipovina and a third unknown person on the way vandalized the training. Everything that happened in tonight's practice, will be processed by the competent state authorities.
We regret, and understand that after the incident the national coach Ljubomir Obradovic resigned, because we ourselves are astonished by the procedure of the former national team player, who joined the former junior national team player Vukan Lipovina (brother of Vladan Lipovina), and a third person who is unknown.
We will not allow our players to go for the head coach.
Milorad Davidovic and Peter Kapisoda will together lead the team in the two matches against Sweden and Russia."
According to Handbollskanalen.se Stevan Vujovic has allegedly demanded answers to why he was not a part of the national team and the situation became so tense that the police were called.
Montenegro plays against Sweden in Lund, Sweden tomorrow at 19.15 in the first group match of the Qualification for the European Championship 2018 in Croatia.