Serbia soccer coach Petrovic resigns

BY foxsports • October 14, 2011

Serbia's national team coach Vladimir Petrovic resigned Friday after the failure to qualify for the European Championship.

Serbia lost 1-0 to Slovenia on Tuesday, missing out on a place in the playoffs for Euro 2012. Estonia took the playoff spot, while Italy topped Group C.

Petrovic said he stepped down after an agreement with Serbia's soccer federation.

Petrovic took over the national team after two Euro qualification matches last year when former coach Radomir Antic was fired.

Petrovic, a former Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade midfielder, previously coached China's national team. He was dismissed in 2008 after China was eliminated from qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.

Petrovic was hired by Red Star in 2009, but was fired after less than a year in charge.


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