Susic named new Bosnia coach

Bosnia-Herzegovina has appointed Safet Susic as its new football

coach, replacing Miroslav Blazevic.

Blazevic stepped down after Bosnia failed to qualify for next

year’s World Cup in South Africa in a playoff against Portugal.

Susic, 54, was selected Tuesday by the Bosnian football

federation’s executive committee in an unanimous decision. Other

candidates were Sergej Barbarez, Blaz Sliskovic and Ljupko


Susic played for Sarajevo and Paris Saint-Germain, and had 21

goals in 54 games for the former Yugoslavia team. He has coached in

France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.