Former Sligo Rovers striker Faz Kuduzovic takes step into management in Luxembourg

Mon, Mar 05 2018

Kuduzovic in action for Dundalk against now-Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley in 2010. Credit: Fergus McNally

Former Sligo Rovers, Cork City and Dundalk striker Fahrudin 'Faz' Kuduzovic has been named head coach of Luxembourgian second tier side Blue Boys Muhlenbach.

The 33-year-old has been caretaker manager of the Promotion d'Honneur club for the past two weeks following the departure of Portuguese coach Paulo Gomes.

The club parted company with Gomes late last month after a defeat to Sandweiler saw the south-east Luxembourg side fall to fourth from bottom in the rankings.

Both of Muhlenbach's games in the intervening period have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions, but the club have seen enough to offer Kuduzovic - who remains on the playing staff - the job permanently.

“It is an absolute pleasure and honour to be gifted the chance to be the head coach of any club,” the Bosnian said on Instagram.

“I will be forever greatful to the board and committee of FC Blue Boys Muhlenbach for trusting me with this position.

“To my team mates and now players. I thank you for your acceptance, attitude and work rate in the first two weeks.

“Some things are deeper than football and your behavior means more to me than anything and that is why i trust we will do great things together.

“As a new month starts and the games will come quickly and in great number now...- God above all, he will lead us together the right way.”

Kuduzovic spent seven seasons in total in the League of Ireland, most notably with Sligo where he amassed more than a century of caps across four seasons, scoring 15 times.

The former Leicester City trainee spent time with Drogheda United, Cork City and Dundalk before joining German side Eintracht Trier at the end of the 2010 season.

Kuduzovic isn't the only member of that 2010 Dundalk squad to move into management: Neale Fenn is now in charge at Longford Town and Stephen McDonnell at Warrenpoint Town, while Matthew Tipton recently left Warrenpoint to take the reins at Portadown.

 

 

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