The former Premier League star looks unrecognizable as he becomes manager of the Champions League side
A FORMER Premier League star looks unrecognizable as he becomes manager of Dinamo Zagreb.
The 44-year-old takes on the role as successor to former boss Ante Čačić.
During his playing days he played as a defensive midfielder.
He started his career at Dinamo Zagreb before joining Liverpool in 2000.
The club beat Juventus, Barcelona, Ajax and AC Milan for his signature.
The Croatian spent five years at Anfield and made 72 Premier League appearances, scoring twice.
During this period he won the League Cup twice and the Champions League in 2004/05.
He left the club following European success when he joined Greek side Panathinaikos.
After two years he then moved back to his youth club Dinamo Zagreb, where he is the coach today.
And that player is, of course, Igor Biscan.
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He has already looked after clubs in the Croatian first and second divisions and the Slovenian PrvaLiga.
Biscan was last active in the national team line-up, when he coached the Croatia U21s from 2019 until he took charge at Zagreb.
A statement from the club read: “Former Maksimir Junior, later first-team captain, one of the players with the most trophies in club history and former coach of Croatia youth national team Igor Bišćan is the new manager of GNK Dinamo. “
Zagreb were on the way to reaching the group stage in the Champions League this season.
They beat Chelsea 1-0, resulting in the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and the appointment of the now-missed Graham Potter.