Oblak sacked as Slovenia coach
LJUBLJANA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Slovenia coach Brane Oblak has been sacked following a string of poor results, the Slovenian Football Association said on Tuesday.
'The executive board of the association is expected to choose a new coach at its next meeting in the middle of December,' it said in a statement.
Slovenia made a poor start to their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign by losing 3-0 to Bulgaria and 4-2 against Belarus in Group G games in September and October with a 2-0 win over Luxembourg in between. They are seven points behind leaders the Netherlands.
'The change is needed not so much because of the results but mainly due to bad atmosphere inside the team,' association president Rudi Zavrl told the national Television Slovenia.
According to local media, former national team captain Darko Milanic is the most likely candidate for the vacancy. The 38-year-old is deputy coach at Austria's Sturm Graz.
The 59-year-old Oblak had been in charge since May 2004.