Juric and Tudor: the two childhood friends are ready to compete for the third time

Juric and Tudor, both born in Split, are ready to compete. Between the two there is a relationship of friendship as well as esteem

The challenge between Hellas Verona and Toro is getting closer and closer and it will be a match that will not have a great stake either for the Veronese or for the grenades, with both teams floating in the middle of the table. But surely on Saturday afternoon neither of the two teams will want to disfigure, with a match that will put on the benches against two coaches who are very friends. Ivan Juric and Igor Tudor, both born in Split, they have known each other since they were children and over the years they have always had an excellent relationship, also based on esteem. In October 2020 Tudor even defined Juric as a “football genius” in fact, the current Hellas Verona coach who is now Andrea’s collaborator Pirlo to Juventus, he declared: “Ivan is a football genius. He must be understood, supported, helped and always involved, but if put in a position he gives everything and works miracles. I believe that at the moment in Italy he is among the top three or four strongest coaches “. On the other hand, Juric said that for him Tudor is like a brother.

Tudor never managed to beat Juric

In the past, Juric and Tudor have only faced each other on two occasions. The first dates back to 24th September 2019 when Juric sat on the Hellas Verona bench, while the compatriot was the Udinese coach. That challenge, which took place within the walls of the Bentegodi stadium, ended 0-0. While the second clash between the two Croatian coaches dates back to the first round, when Juric’s Bull defeated Tudor’s Hellas Verona 1-0 thanks to the goal scored by Tommaso Pobega. Obviously Tudor hopes that Saturday afternoon will go better for them but certainly Juric, despite the beautiful friendship that binds them, will do everything to give Tudor a hard time. Especially since Toro wants to finish as high as possible this championship which has been very good.

Igor Tudor
Igor Tudor

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