Sheriff Tiraspol’s head coach resigns on the eve of facing Manchester United at Old Trafford

Tiraspol Sheriff’s manager Stjepan Tomas resigned two days before facing Moldovan Manchester United at Old Trafford in their Europa League Group E clash on Thursday.

The Croatian took the blame for his side’s first domestic defeat of the season, against FC Petrocub on Sunday.

After the 1-0 defeat, Tomas said after the game: “It seems like the players were thinking about the game in Manchester, there was no concentration. This is my mistake.”

A statement on the FC Sheriff website read: “In four months, together with the team, Stjepan Tomas managed to create a team from scratch, which successfully passed the qualification for the European cups, having managed, in fact, with the new team, that he created from scratch in a short time, to enter the group stage of the Europa League.

“The FC Sheriff collective thanks Stjepan Tomas and his coaching staff for their work, contribution to the club’s development and its promotion on the international stage.”


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