Serbian great Savo Milosevic resigned as Partizan Belgrade head coach on Tuesday, the Serbian giants announced.
Milosevic decided to walk away following Partizan’s 3-2 loss at Vojvodina on Sunday, the club immediately appointing former boss Aleksandar Stanojevic.
The 46-year-old Milosevic hurled a bottle at the referee during the match as Partizan suffered their second defeat of the season and dropped six points adrift of city rivals and SuperLiga champions Red Star Belgrade.
In his first senior coaching role, former Serbia and Aston Villa striker Milosevic led boyhood club Partizan to Serbian Cup glory in his debut season, while his team also made the final in 2019-20.
▪️Suočeni sa novonastalom situacijom, a bez mogućnosti da istu promenimo, #FKPartizan sa neizmernim žaljenjem objavljuje da se dana 1.9.2020. godine i zvanično rastao sa šefom stručnog štaba g. Savom Miloševićem. ▪️Dani i sati ubeđivanja, razgovora i ljubavi prema Partizanu nisu urodili plodom naspram teškog perioda, stresa i nagomilane nepravde sa kojom se Milošević sa svojim stručnim štabom, igrači, kao i sam klub suočavao u periodu iza nas. ▪️Teška srca, bez skrivanja suza u očima, saradnja između #FKPartizan i još jednog velikana ne samo srpskog već i evropskog fudbala je završena. ▪️#FKPartizan se neizmerno zahvaljuje Savi Miloševiću na ljubavi, trudu, zalaganju i rezultatima koje je donosio u najtežim vremenima za klub. Neizmerno hvala na svakom derbiju, evropskoj utakmici i prolivenom znoju u domaćem prvenstvu! ▪️Savo kao takav, veliki čovek i još veći Grobar će zauvek biti deo crno-bele porodice!
Upon in his appointment in March last year, Milosevic – who scored 37 goals in 102 international appearances – told Stats Perform News that legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson convinced him to take up coaching.
“Ferguson and all of them then talked to me, convincing me that I should start as a coach, that I have this thing to become a coach,” said Milosevic, who joined Partizan as a 14-year-old and made his senior debut in 1992 before scoring 74 goals and winning two league titles and a cup prior to his switch to Aston Villa in 1995.
“I started to think it. I started my pro license two years ago and that’s how everything went.
“I was analysing the Euros. I analysed 12 games. Then I realised I could do that really good.”
Partizan have now turned to Stanojevic, who led the club between 2010 and 2012 – winning two league crowns and one Serbian Cup, while leading the Belgrade side to the Champions League group stage.
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