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Cedomir Janevski writes history in Macedonia

After the historic qualification for the group stage of the Europa League will Cedomir Janevski with Vardar Skopje, now the first points to tackle.

The Vardar Skopje of Cedomir Janevski take the Thursday against Rosenborg. © BELGAIMAGE

Thursday plays Cedomir Janevski (56) with Vardar Skopje at Rosenborg Trondheim are second poulewedstrijd. The first lost with 0-5 Zenit St. Petersburg. On October 19, receives the Macedonian champion Real Sociedad, the third opponent in Group L.

In the play-offs switched Vardar Turkish Fenerbahçe. Immediately a big success for Janevski, because never before managed a Macedonian team managed to qualify for the groups of the Europa League. It is something different, than with Mons, tournai, Mouscron and Waasland-Beveren against the relegation fight, as in recent years. ‘I wanted to be a team lead for the prices and for European football can play,” says the Belgian Macedoniër who was also coach of Macedonia. “I knew that here were possibilities. The owner of the club is a Russian businessman who first the handball to the European summit brought and that since three years in football investing. He built outside the city oefencomplex the hotel and the grass and artificial pitches and all that there is still more needed. So you will find there in Belgium, but very little. Of course, the team is still inexperienced in Europe. But we still hope to surprise as we against Fenerbahçe did. Although the league is the priority.’

With Stephan Van der Heyden took Janevski already a Belgian assistant to Skopje. “The owner wants more quality in the club, in the theatre group but also in the staff. And Stephan worked yet, five years for Club Brugge.’ Janevski grew up in Skopje, where his mother and sister still live. “I am already 28 years away, but come every year on vacation. I know the language and the mentality, and that makes it for me easier for me to integrate than in all other European countries where I already worked.”

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