Former Real coach Antic now heads Serbia's team

Other News Materials 21 August 2008 03:43 (UTC +04:00)

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid coach Radomir Antic was appointed head of Serbia's national team on Wednesday evening, the Football Association of Serbia (FAS) said.

Antic, 59, on Tuesday made a deal with FAS president Tomislav Karadzic to head the Serbian team for the next two years and lead the team at the 2010 Word Cup in South Africa.

FAS on Wednesday night also sacked Serbia's coach Miroslav Djukic, who had headed the team since January because of a disastrous performances at the Olympics in Beijing.

Antis is the only man to have led the big trio of Barcelona, Real and Atletico Madrid, along with Zaragoza, Oviedo and Celta. He was reportedly first offered the job of coaching Serbia's team in 1998, but has refused the offer in the past, the dpa reported.