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After the successes as an attacker, Besart Berisha is getting ready for a big career as a coach

The prominent ex-footballer has already enjoyed his first success as a coach in Pristina. The Prishtina team defeated Balkan 2:1 in the Kosovo Super Cup last month in Turkey.

"My goals as a coach with this big club, the biggest in Kosovo, is to win as many trophies as possible. I am devoting myself a lot and I am giving my best, helping the players to become better and better", said Berisha.

Even earlier, Berisha was part of the club with the most trophies in the country. As a player, his stay in the blue team did not last long. He left without winning a trophy. But now as a coach he has quickly won trophies.

"I had the desire to become a champion player with Pristina, now I have another opportunity as a coach. I will have an opportunity as a coach to help the club become champion. This is something that has remained a hostage to me here in Kosovo and I would like it to be realized", said Berisha.

"Every coach, every player and every country wants me to be able to participate in the groups of the Champions League, but even with the national teams there is an opportunity to qualify as Albania did, it is special and everyone dreams of achieving this goal".

He was quite active during training which KOHA followed closely. He moved around the field giving advice to the young players of Pristina.

For the players of Pristina, Berisha has only praise.

"I am very happy as a coach to work with this talented group, but also with experienced players. To facilitate the work as a coach. They are leaders, they are players who want to learn, to improve, and this is good for any coach. I am very happy to be part of this group".

Besart Berisha has been highly praised by various coaches in Australia for his winning mentality.

The Germany-raised former footballer scored 142 goals in his decade in Australia's A-League, a spell which began when he moved to Brisbane Roar. He was the first to win back-to-back A-League titles in 2011 and 2012. After Brisbane, Berisha headed south to join Melbourne Victory, the team he helped win the league title in 2015 and 2018.

Berisha also had a brief spell with Hiroshima in Japan before returning to Australia to be part of the first western side to ever feature in the A-League, Western United.

Berisha has been declared the best scorer in the Australian football elite on two occasions, in the 2011/12 and 2016/17 seasons. From 2006 to 2009 he represented Albania, where he scored one goal in 17 matches, while in 2017 he decided to play for Kosovo, for which he has only one appearance. Before moving to Australia in 2011, Berisha made a career in Europe. He has played in different countries.

But he has made history in Australia, with the trophies won, the goals scored and the records he has set.

Berisha says that he had the idea of ​​becoming a coach since he was a young player.

"Too early. I remember when I was 20 years old, still playing, I always loved that part of the coaching role. I played those 'Football Manager' games too. I always wanted to become a coach when I finished my career", he says.

Pristina started well and the development is continuing. It is at the beginning of a long journey that he believes will send him very high.