After the original NK Olimpija went bankrupt in 2005, he joined the newly formed NK Bezigrad and successfully took them back to the top tier in record time. After a dispute in 2009, he left the club and joined FC Koper on a combined player-director of football contract. In his first season with Koper, he won the Slovenian PrvaLiga. His second season there started poorly – after a resounding 5–1 defeat away to NK Dinamo Zagreb in UEFA Champions League qualifiers, he announced his immediate retirement, only to return to the Koper team a week later for a single league match against NK Rudar Velenje. Soon, after another dispute with club leadership regarding player signings and departures, he left the club altogether.