GOG fires newly hired coach – Handbollskanalen

Tobias Thulin, GOG. Photo: GOG Handbold: https://www.gog.dk

GOG Handball announced today that the club has chosen to end the collaboration with coach Ian Marko Fog with immediate effect.

Ian Marko Fog was hired on July 14, 2023, taking over the coaching role from Nicolej Krickau, who joined German side SG Flensburg-Handewitt. GOG now chooses to fire the newly hired head coach, just a few games into the new season.

In a press release, GOG specifies that the decision is based on “disagreements over the sporting orientation and the desire for a different structure in the daily life of the club, and that it is of course not about results”.

– There is no doubt that this is a development we would have preferred to avoid, but we have studied the matter carefully and deemed it necessary to act now. It is the best for the team and the club, and it is a decision for which I, together with the board, take full responsibility, director Kasper Jørgensen told GOG website.

Who will succeed Ian Marko Fog?

The coaching role is taken over by assistant coach Mikkel Voigt with Thomas Brandt Nyegaard for the remainder of the season. Kasper Jørgensen will also be part of the new coaching team.

– It is not optimal to change coaches in the middle of the season, but it is a constellation in which we have confidence both on a sporting and managerial level, and this gives us time to find the right coach for GOG at from summer 2024, Jørgensen tells GOG website.

It remains to be seen what Ian Marko Fog’s dismissal means for Tobias Thulin, Anton Lindskog and Linus Persson.

LINK: GOG ends cooperation with coach

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