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A top-flight coach found a new right-back using an online networking site

Alvaro Brachi joined Slovenian side NK Domzale last week.

THE JANUARY TRANSFER window threw up a couple of intriguing signings but probably none more so than Alvaro Brachi’s switch to Slovenian club NK Domzale.

The reason?

Well, it happened across LinkedIn – the networking website.

Domzale were in the market for a new right-back because of an injury to their captain and, needing a replacement quickly, the team’s head coach Luka Elsner took to his LinkedIn page to get the word out.

Domzale Luka Elsner, head coach at NK Domzale, posted this message to LinkedIn as he tried to find a new defender. Source: LinkedIn

According to the club, they received responses from 150 interested candidates and after watching some footage of the players short-listed, they made a formal move for Brachi who has experience in Spain, Cyprus and Hungary.

Domzale are currently third in the Slovenian top-flight, which is currently on its winter break, and are in next in action on 26th February.

Brachi made his debut for the club in a recent friendly with Austrian outfit Wolfsberger AC but it proved a difficult introduction for him as Domzale suffered a 2-0 defeat.

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Eoin O'Callaghan

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