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We talk about our players, NT and their achievements. After the Reda Star sucess in the 1991, there was almost no team in Europe without a Yugoslav player. At one point in time, first three divisions ind Greece held together close to 100 players from Jugoslavia....and so on....

There is one side of Yu football that we tend to forget.:) Our coaches:) This thread is dedicated to one of them, the "miracle worker", the only coach in history to take 4:eek: different NT to the second stage of the WC.

Bora Milutinovic:star:

this is his brief coaching history.

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Despite the sport's wide popularity in China, the country has never qualified for the World Cup. Milutinovic, A Yugoslav who managed Mexico (1986), Costa Rica (1990), the United States (1994) and Nigeria (1998) at the World Cup, would follow two other foreigners as coach of China, German Klaus Schlappner and Briton Bobby Houghton.

Carlos Alberto Parreira is the only other man to coach four teams at the World Cup: Kuwait (1982), United Arab Emirates (1990), Brazil (1994) and Saudi Arabia (1998). Milutinovic is the only man to take all four teams to the second round.

Milutinovic is known throughout the world as a soccer mercenary able to take a team on short notive and achieve immediate success. He led Mexico to the quarterfinals at the 1986 World Cup, its highest finish.

He took over Costa Rica just before the 1990 World Cup and stunned many by getting it into the second round. He was introduced by then U.S. Soccer Federation president Alan Rothenberg in 1991 as a "miracle worker" and proceeded to qualify the United States for the second round in 1994.

He left his post with the U.S. national team in 1995, saying he was fired for not taking a larger role in player development.

He had qualified Mexico for the 1998 World Cup in 1997 before being fired, landing with Nigeria for France '98. Once again, he took that team into the second round before it was eliminated by Denmark.

Milutinovic previously coached the MetroStars in U.S. Major League Soccer, but resigned after one complete year with the club in which it had the worst single-season record in league history (4-3-25).

Milutinovic in August turned down an offer to coach the Paraguayan national team, before accepting his position with China.
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1983 National Men (Mexico) 6-0-1
1984 National Men (Mexico) 8-3-6
1985 National Men (Mexico) 11-3-8
1986 National Men (Mexico) 6-2-3 .

1991 National Men (USA) 7-2-4
1992 National Men (USA) 6-11-4
1993 National Men (USA) 10-13-11
1994 National Men (USA) 7-9-11
1995 National Men (USA) 0-0-1

1996 National Men (Mexico) 11-6-3
1997 National Men (Mexico) 4-0-6

Total (USA) 30-35-31

Four Nations Tournament Champion - 2000 Gold Cup (Mexico) - 1996
U.S. Cup (Mexico) - 1996-1997

World Cup
Year Venue (Team) Record
1986 Mexico '86 (Mexico) 3-0-2
1990 Italy '90 (Costa Rica) 2-2-0
1994 USA '94 (USA) 1-2-1
1998 France '98 (Nigeria) 2-2-0
Total 8-6-3
 

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i'm surprised no one has replied to this thread. Bora is a great manager and is known all across the globe as a legend. He will be surely missed by everyone but why can't the FSJ try to persuade him to take over the national side, surely he would be able put some stability into our NT.
I would like to know where is Radi Antic, the last I heard he was in charge of ovideo and signed Collymore on a free. is he still there or has he gone somewhere else.
 

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Well, Bora is known to go for a challenge, rather than money.

Bringing stability to our national side IS a chalenge....

..a za pare nemoj da brines....para NEMA:D
 

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Of course Bora is a legend, someone who has achieved the impossible with several teams, he knows his football, has had to the chance to study it on different continents, tactically very gifted coach as he often decides games through tactical moves.

Someone who our FA never contacted till it was too late, Bora always expressed a certain ambition into taking over his own NT, our corrupt FA however never even considered him as they were on their search for coaches who liked to be coach on paper and were comfortable with letting the FA decide everything.

Antic is without a club at the moment, there was a Barca rumour a few months ago, nothing happened, I'm curious about what he's going to be doing next season.
 

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i much respect bora for what he did in "experimental" countries for football but i would like to see him manage a "real" NT, or even a good club. he's good for settling a (disorganized) team in a poor country that lack good structures. but what about a real team ?

oh my god ! i was just wondering...that's what we are ! : "a (disorganized) team in a poor country that lack good structures". ;)
 
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