Red Star appoints Aleksandar Jankovic as coach

Red Star Belgrade has appointed Aleksandar Jankovic as its new

coach, one day after former Croatia international Robert Prosinecki

resigned from the post.

The 40-year-old Jankovic previously briefly coached Red Star in

2008 and also took charge of SC Lokeren in 2009 in the Belgian

league. He is currently coaching Serbia’s under-21 team.

Prosinecki resigned Monday after Red Star drew 2-2 draw against

10-men Rad Belgrade in the opening match of the Serbian league a

day earlier.

Prosinecki played for Red Star when the Serbian club won the

1991 European Cup. He later joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla

and Portsmouth before returning to Croatia to become an assistant

coach of the national team.