Ljubomir Vranjes, the head coach of German Champions League participant SG Flensburg-Handewitt has decided to leave Germany for Veszprém. Flensburg, Vranjes and Telekom Veszprém have announced on Wednesday that the Swedish coach will take over the bench of Telekom Veszprém from the summer until 2020. He will take the place of Javier Sabate at the Hungarian superpower.
At the same time, the Hungarian Handball Federation also announced that Ljubomir Vranjes will have a double job: he will replace Sabate on the bench of the Hungarian men’s national team as well. Sabate was in charge until the end of the world championship in France where his team finished 7th, losing the quarterfinal to eventual finalsts Norway. His contract is valid also until the summer of 2020.
Ljubomir Vranjes has spent 11 years in Flensburg: as a player from 2006 and as head coach from 2010. His biggest success with the German team was the Champions League victory in 2014. In that year, he was named as the coach of the year by the International Handball Federation.