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After 18 years of service, a key figure of the handball club, Tone Turnsek, will leave Celje Pivovarna Lasko.

Chief architect leaving Celje

Susteric (left) and Turnsek (right) served the club very successfullyThe men who always stood behind his team in good and bad moments decided to leave the club he helped to build. He fell in love with handball 18 years ago as manager of the brewery Pivovarna Lasko. He helped to raise enough funds for the club every year and it developed continually. The results improved and the objectives were always greater.

The dream came true in 2004 when Celje won the Champions League by defeating Flensburg. This was the top for Mr. Turnsek, but he also celebrated 16 national titles and 15 cup victories with the players and coaches.

Now he decided to go on personal grounds:

"Together with my colleges, the coaches, players, media and the fans we built a big club. This has more value in Europe than at home. I learnt a lot. I arrived in the right moment, brought an appropriate sponsor. Maybe I’m leaving in an inappropriate time, but this is another story," he said in front of journalists, cameras and photographers.

Susteric also steps down

Long time manager, Andrej Susteric, will also leave the Board of Directors. Their successors is not known, but they are both ready to help club on volunteer basis in the future.

TEXT: Maja Mastnak, Sportal (