Udinese has completely redone its look: after Inler and Nani, the new coach arrives from Poland

After the two new managers Gokhan Inler and Gianluca Nani, respectively new Group Technical Director and Head of the Technical Area of ​​Udinese, Udinese finally has a new coach: Kosta Runjaic. This Friday the Friulian club announced a surprise name for the post-Fabio Cannavaro on the bench, because, if it is true that the profile of the Vienna coach had already been linked several times to the Bianconeri, it is equally true that his candidacy was for the least media gap between fans and professionals.

The official press release from Udinese
“Udinese Calcio is pleased to announce that coach Kosta Runjaic will lead the Bianconeri next season. Trained in Germany, Runjaic has been able to offer modern, proactive and high-intensity football, always attentive to the growth of young talents, showing great ability of communication and adaptation to the different technical-tactical needs of his teams. Skills that have led him to win a national Cup and a Super Cup in the last two years in Poland. Now the coach will have the opportunity to show his qualities in Serie A with Udinese. A context of excellence in an increasingly globalized football, where knowledge of international realities represents an experiential value”.

The profile of Mister Kosta Runjaic
Born in Austria in Vienna on 4 June 1971, mister Kosta Runjaic he is a 53-year-old technician of German nationality, but of Croatian origins (hence, the title “il melting pot coach”), who in his career has already accumulated a large number of experiences between Germany and Poland. After Kaiserslautern, Runjaic has in fact managed Wehen Wiesbaden II, Aalen, Darmstadt, Duisburg, Kaiserslautern again, Munich 1860, Pogon Stettin and finally Legia Warsaw.

With the latter Polish club, Runjaic won a national cup and a super cup, finishing the last championship in third place in the table. In his football vision he prefers to play with the 3 defense using the 3-4-3 and 3-4-2-1 formations, but he still knows how to adapt to the technical-tactical needs of his teams by also using the 4 defence. His teams are proactive and take to the pitch with intensity, the results also say so: in his last season alone at the helm of Legia, the new Udinese coach achieved 46 wins, 20 draws and 18 defeats, with 164 goals scored and 117 conceded. The average points is 1.88 per game, while the specialty is working with young people. He’s not bad, at least on paper, for the new Juventus course.