Spanish football club Atlético Madrid announced on Monday the death of its 71-year-old former Serbian player and coach Radomir Antic.
Antic has previously coached several other clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Celta Vigo, and Real Zaragoza in Spain, and has also coached the Serbian national team from 2008 to 2010.
The club explained in its statement: It is a sad day for the club’s family. Atletico Madrid mourns his former coach Radomir Antic. The club’s former coach passed away at the age of 71; the Atletico family lost another symbol that gave the club everything on and off the field. The club, its president, CEO, and board of directors offer their sincere condolences and condolences to Antec and his friends’ family.
Antic started his career in the ranks of Sloboda Tetovo and then moved to Partizan, with whom he spent most of his career. Antic moved to Turkish Fenerbahce in 1976 and spent two seasons with him before leaving for Real Zaragoza.
In 1980 Antic moved to Luton Town, England, and spent two seasons with him. After the end of his career at the age of thirty-six, he worked as an assistant coach in Partizan before taking over as coach of Real Zaragoza.
Antic made an important step in his training career by taking over Real Madrid, then Real Oviedo, and then Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.