Stankovic takes charge at Red Star Belgrade

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              FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, Inter Milan's Dejan Stankovic salutes his fans prior their Serie A soccer match against Genoa at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Former Serbia and Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic has been named Red Star Belgrade's coach on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. It is the 41-year-old’s first time as a No. 1 after having previously worked as an assistant coach for Italian club Udinese.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbia and Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic has been named Red Star Belgrade’s coach.

It is the 41-year-old’s first time as a No. 1, having previously worked as an assistant coach for Italian club Udinese.

Stankovic played for Red Star between 1995 and 1998 before enjoying spells at Lazio and Inter.

He succeeds Vladan Milojevic, who cited fatigue after quitting the Serbian champions.

Red Star was knocked out of the Champions League after winning just one of its six group-stage matches, losing five.

The Belgrade team is 11 points clear of city rival Partizan at the top of the Serbian League.