Lozanovski takes on Hume City role

Goran Lozanovski is the new coach of Hume City. (Shawn Smits) 280439_01

Tara Murray

The coaching merry-go-round at Hume City continues, with Goran Lozanovski becoming the club’s third coach of the National Premier League season.

Hume announced that Lozanovski would take over coaching the side from Petr Tichy, who was appointed coach after Nick Hegarty stood down.

Hegarty stood down after several years in the role, with Hume win less this season.

Lozanovski is no stranger to the NPL having played in the competition and then coached several sides, including a stint at Hume in 2008-09.

Most recently he has been coaching FV state league 2 side Westgate.

Lozanovski said having spent most of his career in the NPL, he was always open to returning.

“Like I said to Westgate, it has been a fun exciting time, but if the right opportunity came up I would consider it and give it a crack,” he said.

“Hume approached me during the week and we had a conversation about what their goals were and what they wanted to achieve.

“They wanted a bit more experience on board. I thought about it for two to three days and said yes.”

Lozanovski said he was keen for Tichy to stay on as an assistant coach, but he had decided to re-sign.

Lozanovski has a bit of work ahead of him at Hume. The side sits second bottom with just one win from 12 matches.

“The team is good enough to get more points,” he said.

“The squad is reasonable but we don’t have the depth that a new coach would like.

“We’ll continue on until the window (transfer window] opens in six to seven weeks.”

Lozanovski said they would look to add new players in the transfer window to give themselves the best chance of avoiding relegation.

He said he was resigned to spending much of the season in the bottom half after the poor start.

“It’s never fun being at the bottom of the table,” he said.

“We’re not scoring many goals and conceding a lot of goals. The first goal is to stop conceding and bleeding goals.

“We need to make sure we finish above two teams to avoid relegation.”

Hume will face the Cannons on Saturday night.

It’s the second time in the space of the week the two teams will play.

The two sides played each other in round six of the Victorian stage of the Australia Cup.

Scores were locked at 0-0 at half time on Tuesday night.

A Daniel Clark goal in the second half was enough to give the Cannons a 1-0 win.