Dejan Savic is no longer Crvena Zvezda’s head coach.
One of today’s most successful water polo coaches left the bench in an agreement with the club, Crvena Zvezda announced this evening.
“Water Polo Club Crvena Zvezda informs the sports public that the club and the head coach Dejan Savić have ended their cooperation in a mutual agreement. In the second part of the season, the team will be guided by Aleksandar Filipovic, who was an assistant coach until now, and was the head coach when Crvena Zvezda won its last Serbian Cup (the season 2020/21 – Ed.)“, the club said in a short statement.
The former Serbia head coach guided Crvena Zvezda on three occasions.
For the first time, Savic was appointed as the head coach in 2011. He left the club in 2015 because he focused on the work with the national team before the Rio Olympics.
Between 2011 and 2015, Crvena Zvezda achieved the most significant results in the club’s history, winning the 2013 Champions League and LEN Super Cup in the same year and four trophies in domestic competitions.
Savic returned to the club in 2017, but he resigned in the second part of the season 2017/18 after Crvena Zvezda was eliminated in the Serbian Cup quarterfinals.
He arrived at Crvena Zvezda for the third time in February last year to replace Mirko Vicevic.
Last season, the “Red Whites” finished 5th in the Serbian League.
Crvena Zvezda achieved good results on the international stage in the season 2022/23 and was close to qualifying for the LEN Euro Cup quarterfinals (Vasas beat Crvena Zvezda by one goal in an aggregate score of the eighth-final duels). After five rounds, Crvena Zvezda is in 5th place in the Regional League. It will enter the second phase of the Serbian Championships from 4th place (behind Radnicki, Novi Beograd, and Partizan)