Football: Mirko Grabovac permitted to begin coaching Warriors

New Warriors FC coach Mirko Grabovac, a five-time S-League top scorer, showing how it is done during training at Choa Chu Kang Stadium. He arrived in Singapore on Jan 13 and received his employment pass a week ago.
New Warriors FC coach Mirko Grabovac, a five-time S-League top scorer, showing how it is done during training at Choa Chu Kang Stadium. He arrived in Singapore on Jan 13 and received his employment pass a week ago.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

After a near two-month wait, Mirko Grabovac has received an employment pass to coach Warriors FC - in time for the start of the S-League season on March 31.

The Straits Times understands the Croat, a former naturalised national footballer, got his permit about a week ago. The five-time S-League top scorer, who represented the Warriors (then known as SAFFC) from 1999 to 2003, told ST he was a relieved man.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2018, with the headline 'Grabovac permitted to begin coaching Warriors'. Print Edition | Subscribe