Stevche Alushovski is Vardar’s new coach

Former Vardar's player and captain Stevche Alushovski (47) will be the coach of the Macedonian handball club with most trophies ever won. He agreed to cooperate with the 2-fold European and 5-fold SEHA champion. He will replace Eduard Koksharov, who was temporary Vardar's coach.
After 10 years, Alushovski will be again part of Vardar. In 2010, he played his last match for Vardar and was the team's captain for several seasons. He played on the winger's position. He won 11 trophies with the team, of which 6 national and 5 cup titles. In 2004, he was chosen for the best Macedonian handball player.
He started his coaching career in Pelister, where he made an excellent series of 11 victories in a raw and secured place in the playoffs after a several-year break for the team from Bitola. After change in the club's management, his next stop was the team of Eurofarm Rabotnik. With this team from Bitola, he managed to win the vice-champion Macedonian title and played the SEHA League for the first time.
This season, he guided Eurofarm Rabotnik in the SEHA League and the Champions' League. In Bitola, his team defeated Veszprem. He had a series of "narrow" defeats and decided to leave the club.
"It is a great honor and a real challenge for me to guide the club that has won 2 European titles in the past 3 years. The team I played for 10 years, was its captain and won 11 titles always has a special place in my sports heart. I believe we will continue the winning path. We try to prepare the best we can for the spring part of the season. I hope the injuries will go away and bad luck will stop so that we can achieve our goal. It is always hard to defend what has been won, but we think positive and we are highly motivated" – said Alushovski.
Her played for Vardar in the period from 2001 – 2004 and again from 2005 – 2010. He played 200 matches for the Macedonian national team and scored 350 goals.
Within his career as a player, he was part of the following teams: Pelister Bitola, Prespa Jafa Promet, Vardar and Metalurg. He also played for the youth Yugoslavian national team. With the Macedonian national team, he played the EC 1998 in Italy, the WC 1999 in Egypt, the WC 2009 in Croatia and EC 2012 in Serbia where Macedonia won the 5th place.
"This season, Vardar gave bigger chance to its younger players from the 2nd team. We think it is time for our home coaches to also get a chance and guide this club. Alushovski is an ambitious coach and one of the first that was awarded with EHF Master Coach Diploma. Considering his 10-year experience as a player of Vardar, he has always been part of our club. I believe together we will realize our plans for this season" – said Davor Stojanovski, Vardar's Executive Director.
After the New Year holidays, Alushovski will schedule the first team's season with the players that are free and will not play the EC with their national teams.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 16:52