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Serbia coach Mihajlovic to step down in October, says report
April 03, 2013
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BELGRADE: Lacking fan support and under pressure from the media after a poor start to Serbia’s World Cup qualifying campaign, the Balkan country’s coach Sinisa Mihajlovic appears set to step down in October.

Mihajlovic vowed to qualify for next year’s finals in Brazil when he took over last May but having collected only seven points from the opening six games in Group A, nine less than leaders Belgium and Croatia, the 44-year old acknowledged Serbia had only a theoretical chance of advancing.

“Mathematically we are still in the hunt and no matter what happens we want to win every game until the end of the qualifiers, but if we fail I will step down as I promised when I took over,” the former international defender told daily Vecernje Novosti on Tuesday.

“Perhaps I put the bar too high and it would have been much easier to go along with the football federation’s (FSS) objective of merely injecting fresh blood into the team for the future.

“I am glad they have full confidence in my project of building a team capable of doing well but the fans and the media don’t seem to be on the same page and I also miss daily work in a club because sitting at home for two months between games is not my cup of tea,” he said. He won the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade in 1991 before he moved to Italy’s Serie A.

Reuters

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