Jurcic appointed Dinamo Zagreb coach

Dinamo Zagreb have renamed former Croatian international midfielder Krunoslav Jurcic as their coach, just a day after the club wrapped up the domestic double title.

"Jurcic was elected unanimously and will sign a three-year contract," club official Zdravko Mamic told journalists on Thursday.

The 41-year-old, who was part of the Croatia squad that finished in the 1998 FIFA World Cup™ and played for Dinamo and also Italian sides Torino and Sampdoria before retiring in 2004, replaces Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic who left earlier this month.

As a coach, Jurcic previously led Dinamo Zagreb to the league and cup double in 2009 and the league title the season after. This season Jurcic coached Lokomotiva Zagreb, with the club finishing 14th of the 16 teams that make up the Croatian first division.

Since Croatia proclaimed independence in 1991, Dinamo have won the title 13 times including six consecutive seasons, and on Wednesday also won the Croatian Cup.