A top-flight manager in Slovenia will keep his job despite making a racial slur against one of his own players. Olimpija Ljubljana boss Marko Nikolic used the term against Blessing Eleke after the Nigerian scored an equaliser. Nikolic felt Eleke celebrated too long after levelling for the Slovenian league leaders at home to Zavrc. The Serb said he made “an emotional reaction” and “never intended to offend the player racially”. Eleke was reported to have been called a ‘black idiot’ by his own coach for wildly celebrating the equalizer.