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Zoran Mamic named as new Al Ain head coach

Zoran Mamic has been appointed as the new Al Ain head coach a week after Zlatko Dalic stepped down.

Dalic has guided the UAE Pro League outfit to the final of the AFC Champions League last year, where they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

His post was replaced by he 45-year-old Croatian tactician Mamic, who signed an 18-month contract with Al Ain after leaving his managerial role in the Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr.

Mamic sucessfully led Dinamo Zagreb to three domestic titles and clinched a shocking 2-1 home win over Arsenal in the European Champions League before moving to Asia in 2016.