European Football - Milanic leaves Maribor to coach Sturm Graz

Slovenia's most successful coach Darko Milanic, winner of four league titles in five seasons with Maribor, has left the club to take over at Sturm Graz, the three-times Austrian champions said.

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Darko Milanic (Reuters)

The 45-year-old replaced interim coach Markus Schopp, who was not offered the post despite leading Sturm to fourth place in the Austrian Bundesliga and a place in the Europa League qualifiers.

Former Slovenia defender Milanic won two Austrian league titles during a seven-year spell as a player at Sturm and was assistant coach for a season.

Maribor retained the Slovenia league title this season, winning it for a record 11th time.

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