Mile Karakaš is the new head coach of Split

Sunday, 21. February 2021 at 19:15

Split announced that they have appointed Mile Karakaš as their new head coach.

Mile Karakas (Photo: Split)

Split announced that they have appointed Mile Karakaš as their new head coach.

Karakaš was the head coach of Split junior team for five years, while he was also part of U16 Croatian national team which won the gold medal at the U16 FIBA EuroBasket 2018.

“I am aware of the responsibility this job carries with it, but I would not be here if I do not believe in myself. And what is more important is that I believe in this team. I also want to thank the club for this opportunity,” said Mile Karakaš.

“We have had talks with some other coaches, but eventually we decided that it is the best for Split to give a chance to our young coach. Mile has that coaching gene in him. We believe that he will know how to deal with all the challenges that are in front of us and we have the utmost trust in him,” said Split Director Edo Blažević.

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Mile Karakaš novi je trener Splita

Mile Karakaš novi je trener Splita. Karakaš (39) pet je sezona vodio juniore "Žutih", osvajač je kadetskog prvenstva Europe s Hrvatskom (igrači rođeni 2002. godine i mlađi) i sada će na klupi prve momčadi naslijediti Ivicu Skelina.

- Svjestan sam odgovornosti, ali ne bih se bavio ovim poslom kada ne bih vjerovao u sebe. I ono što je još važnije, vjerujem u kvalitetu momčadi koju ću voditi. Hvala klubu na pruženoj prilici - kratko je kazao Karakaš.

Direktor Splita Edo Blažević obrazložio je Karakašev izbor.

- Bilo je pregovora s još nekim trenerima, neki su otpali iz objektivnih razloga i kada smo zbrojili sve pluseve i minuse procijenili smo da je najbolje dati prigodu našem mladom treneru. Mile u sebi ima trenerski gen, znat će se nositi sa svim izazovima koji su pred njim i cijelim klubom, imamo bezgranično povjerenje u njega - rekao je Blažević