Dinamo Zagreb coach Krunoslav Jurcic fired

Dinamo Zagreb coach Krunoslav Jurcic fired

Published Aug. 22, 2013 8:09 a.m. ET

Dinamo Zagreb has fired coach Krunoslav Jurcic after a 2-0 home loss to Austria Vienna in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.

Dinamo president Zdravko Mamic says the reason for Jurcic's firing is ''a dismal performance'' by the team in Wednesday's match. Austria scored two goals in the second half after Dinamo dominated the first.

This was Jurcic's third spell with the Croatian champions. Previously, he was fired once and the other time he resigned.

Mamic said Thursday that assistant coach Damir Krznar will lead the team in the return leg in Vienna next Tuesday.