Coach Ivankovic leaves Dinamo Zagreb

ZAGREB - Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb parted company with coach Branko Ivankovic on Monday and appointed former manager Marijan Vlak as his interim replacement, the club said on their website. "Ivankovic and Dinamo parted company by mutual consent three days ahead of the club's vital UEFA Cup home match with Spartak Moscow and Vlak will be in charge until the winter break in December," the league leaders said. Ivankovic, who won the domestic league and cup double with Dinamo in 2007, came under pressure after a patchy run in Croatia's 12-team first division and a 4-0 UEFA Cup rout by Tottenham this month.