The Croatian, who currently holds the team manager role at the Malaysia Super League side, will replace Cesar Jimenez until the end of the season
Word has been rife on social media that the Spaniard, appointed to the helm at the start of this season, will make way for Bojan Hodak, the former Kelantan FA coach who was named as JDT's team manager near the end of February.
Goal Malaysia has been able to confirm with an insider of the Johor Football Association that Hodak will replace Jimenez until the end of the season, with the Southern Tigers struggling in sixth place after 11 games.
"We had played well, held onto possession but still, the results were unacceptable,” the insider claimed.
"In football the most important thing is the results. No matter how well you play, [if you] can't get good results, it is unacceptable.
“With all the results, it is not good. The only result I think is appropriate for a team like JDT is when we won against Selangor."
JDT had been widely tipped to challenge for the title this season, having recruited by bringing in a host of Malaysian internationals and the Argentinian duo of Luciano Figueroa and Pablo Aimar.
However, their performances have been disappointing with only four wins so far at the halfway point of the MSL.