Dinamo Zagreb boss Mamic resigns after being sentenced to four years in prison three days before Tottenham clash

Mamic and his brother Zdravko were found guilty of corruption and the rulings were upheld on Monday

Dinamo Zagreb’s preparations for their Europa League clash with Tottenham were rocked as coach Zoran Mamic resigned after being sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

Mamic and his brother Zdravko were convicted of corruption charges in 2018.

The Croatian Supreme Court upheld the initial rulings on Monday and Mamic tendered his resignation.

What was said?

“Although I do not feel guilty, I resign as I said before I do if the conviction is upheld,” Mamic said in a statement posted on the club’s official website.

“I wish the club good luck.”

What’s next for Dinamo?

The club’s board of directors accepted their coach’s resignation and moved quickly to appoint Damir Krznar as his successor.

Krznar have a monumental task ahead, as Dinamo face Spurs in the second leg of their Europa League second leg on Thursday, down 2-0 from the first leg in London last week.

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