The Head Coach’s contract with NK Rudeš comes to an end with the end of the season
José Manuel Aira, Head Coach of NK Rudeš, is saying goodbye to the Club as his contract finishes with the end of this 2017-2018 season.
Aira arrived on mid-March to Zagreb with the challenge of turning around the situation in Rudeš, who was on the 10thposition of the competition, leading to a direct relegation. On his first game with the team, he achieved a draw on the postponed match against Cibalia (March 14th). Three rounds later, NK Rudeš would be abandoning the last positions to land on a safe 8thplace.
In only 12 rounds leading the team, Aira achieved 24 points for 7 victories (including the epic triumphs against the four big teams: Rijeka, Osijek, Hajduk and Dinamo), 3 draws and only 2 defeats. On May 9th(11 days prior to the end of the League), NK Rudeš confirmed its position in Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga for the next season, thus accomplishing the main objective of the Club on its first year in the first division.
As a Coach, Aira perfectly knew how to manage the difficult situation, and made a compact, strong, and competitive team that proved its belonging to the top League.
We fondly thank Aira for all his hard work for this Club and wish him the very best of the lucks on his professional career.