Club introduces new season’s project with Ilir Daja as main coach
KF Tirana have today introduced the new season’s project which may start from Europa League, should UEFA make official their final decision for Skenderbeu.
At club’s main office, president Refik Halili initially confirmed the renewal contract for coach Ilir Daja and thereafter introduced plans of the new season. ” Greetings to all Tirana fans and I wish our club all success for the incoming season. We must prepare for Europa League, having already the team’s core but however must bring new players. This will be done in 2 stages. As time is now limited, we must approach quickly few players for Europe participation and thereafter, more arrivals for the new season, after participation has ended. We had a pact with coach Daja, connected with last season European participation. We have been monitoring his work and have agreed that he carries on with our club for 2 more years. Meanwhile we are actively working. Things are clear and negotiations with existing players will be prompt. Each part will certainly have their conditions, however we hope to come to a consent. Its important training starts quickly, so we prepare. This time we will be very careful will new approaches, this I promise to our fans. I wish Elis Bakaj success where he was transferred, meanwhile we will bring more players than last 2-3 seasons. We will also be focused towards Youth Academy, therefore fans must not prejudge us. Then we will perform a general analysis, because since I became president we have had failures. Will clarify regarding infrastructure, club’s debts, organization and more other issues. We wish to be where Tirana deserves to be, thus we must sacrifice financially in quality players”, stated president Halili.
Then coach Daja answered questions from media journalists. “Initially I wish to thank the president and club directors for their trust and continuation of our relationship. Its an honour to manage Albania’s best club. Huge support from Tirana fans via social network is another element. For known reasons, we didn’t reach our goals last season, but in the future we will do our maximum efforts. Key to success will be cooperation of all parts to reach the objectives. We have been cooperation for long and first goal is maintaining the existing group of players. A team as Tirana, will major goals, cannot be rebuilt from scratch. We have studied where we must intervene and we must intensify the competition. The market is divided in 2 stages, first one is urgent need for players, even considering borrowing for Europa League. Second stage is very important and is connected with new season’s goals. There is no reason to rush there. Expectations are big, however without knowing the group, we cant talk of goals yet”.