Ivica Olić leaves CSKA Moscow head coach role after just two months in charge |

Ivica Olić, the head coach of CSKA Moscow, has resigned from his position after just two months in charge. The Croatian was appointed as head coach on December 20th and oversaw a 2-1 victory over FC Rostov on January 12th.

  • 16th of June, 2021
  • in Sport

Ivica Oli, a former Croatian international and assistant coach, is no longer the head coach of CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Oli has departed CSKA Moscow after just a few months in command, the club announced on Tuesday. 


“Today was the last day of our collaboration with head coach Ivica Oli. We appreciate the job he has done and wish him continued success in his career,” the club said. 

After 15 years away, the 41-year-old Croatian returned to the club in March.  

Oli, who scored 44 goals in 116 games for CSKA Moscow from 2003 to 2006, stated this on the club’s website. 

“I came in Moscow today and spoke with the management.” The club chose to terminate the collaboration after our discussion, citing a divergent view of the first team’s work and future as the primary reason. I’m disappointed by this result since I was looking forward to the new season. I’d want to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to the club and its supporters for the wonderful experience and two months I had with them. I wish everyone at CSKA, as well as all of the supporters, continued health, happiness, and success.”

🇭🇷 Ivica Olic has resigned as the head coach of #CSKA. Aleksey Berezutskiy will serve as the temporary head coach. pic.twitter.com/Bdb2R0q5Gv

15 June 2021, PFC CSKA Moscow (@PFCCSKA en)


He also played for Hamburger SV, VfL Wolfsburg, and Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga throughout his playing career. 

Oli began his coaching career in 2017 when he was appointed as Croatia’s assistant coach by Zlatko Dali. Oli won a silver medal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a four-year tenure with Croatia.