“I assessed that currently my departure from the position of head coach is the best way for the team to string together better results,” Mitja Švici wrote in a press statement that left SŽ Olimpija without a head coach on the day of the match with Salzburg in the Icehl League .
“The fact is that we tried several different things to improve in one way or another, and I judged that at the moment my departure from the position of head coach is the best way for the team to string together better results,” the 43-year-old coach said in a statement.
With Olimpija, Mitja Šivic recorded 11 wins against 25 losses in 36 games in this season of the expanded Austrian championship of the ICEHL league. The Ljubljana team is currently in 12th place among the 13 teams in the league, with 33 points tied with bottom Vorarlberg.
The Slovenian national champions, in the first half of January in the first half of January with a 2-0 victory over the eternal rivals Sij Acroni Jesenice, have finally strung together five consecutive defeats in Icehl.
“I respect Mitja Šivica’s decision, but I don’t care. We achieved great success together, built a long-term story, and I am sure that our paths will cross again. I thank Mitja for his energy, commitment and leadership of the team. And Carl got really a great offer from Germany and we didn’t want to hinder him from taking a step forward in his career. For us, this is proof that we did a good job.” the president of the club said about the two personnel changes Miha Butar.
At the same time as Switzerland, the Canadian defender is also leaving the Ljubljana team Carl Neill, which moves to the German league DEL. Twenty-six-year-old Neill has six goals and 18 assists in 36 games this ICEHL season. He did not play in the national championship.
The club added that today’s ICEHL regular season match between Olimpia and Salzburg in Tivoli Hall will be led by assistant coach Matic Kralj. It will start at 19:15.
The club is already looking for new reinforcements in the playing positions and has already started talks with candidates for the head coach, they wrote in a press release.