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Milko Gjurovski takes over Zlaté Moravce

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Milko Gjurovski; photo: Marina Lopičić/kurir.rsMilko Gjurovski; photo: Marina Lopičić/kurir.rsThe Slovak top division side is the new challenge for Macedonian coach Milko Gjurovski.

Former Yugoslav and Macedonian star player Milko Gjurovski is the new manager of Zlaté Moravce, the team that competes in the Slovak top division. They finished in 10th place last year. Milko only signed a 1 year deal, but the contract may get extended depending on the results.

The 52-year-old was coaching Pöllau, a lower division side in Austria, over the past four seasons, while before that he had short spells in Belasica, Vardar, Maribor, Nafta, Drava and Malečnik. The last four teams are all from Slovenia.

Milko is still mainly known for his achievements as a footballer since he was a very talented striker. He made a name for himself while playing for Crvena Zvezda, while later he would make a shock transfer by signing for fierce rivals Partizan.

After leaving the Yugoslav league in 1990, he joined Groningen in the Dutch league. He was a fan favorite there thanks to the skill and goals that he brought to that club.

Milko is the younger brother of former Macedonian national team coach Boshko Gjurovski, and father of current player Mario Gjurovski. Despite his great club career, Milko only made 6 appearances for Yugoslavia and 3 for Macedonia. He did, however, win a bronze medal with Yugoslavia at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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