"The plan was to start working as general manager from summer of 2016, my son Dusan had asked me my intentions, I had to remain head coach because we were playing in Eurocup. It's much more difficult to be head coach than general manager, after 43 years I felt it was time for a change. I started coaching earlier than my fellows Ivkovic or Reneses, who are still doing it, and I don't feel so hungry anymore.
I believe that AEK's project will be successful, there is no need to remind you where was the team two years before. There was no need to advise Jure Zdovc, he has been in Greece before and he will have no trouble to settle", said the Serbian on greek TV.