Antic, the doublet technician

first_imgHe Barcelona He also had Antic on his bench in 2003. It was after van Gaal’s dismissal on Matchday 20 with the team three points from relegation and leaving him sixth. The Serbian had a proposal to continue in the Barça club but with the change of directive they decided not to continue.Antic continued his career on the bench of Celta, of the Serbian team which led to the 2010 South Africa World Cup and after which he was dismissed, and Shandong Luneng in 2013 and Hebei Zhonghji in 2015.Footballer and commentatorRadomir Antic leaves a great memory for his charisma in the press room and as a commentator on “Sports Carousel” of the Cadena SER and then in COPE “Playing Time”.As a footballer he began his career as a player in the Sloboda Uzice before joining the Partizan Belgrade with which he won a Yugoslav league. From there he made the jump to Fenerbahçe raising a Turkish League. His career in Spain began in 1978 with Zaragoza and two years later he went to play Luton Town English, team where he hung his boots as a player in 1984. Radomir Antic has passed away this Monday at the age of 71. The Serbian will be remembered for his time in LaLiga, especially as the coach who achieved the double with Atlético de Madrid. Antic also trained the other two greats of Spanish football, Real Madrid and Barcelona. But it was at Atlético that he made history and won the League and Cup in 1996. The Serb is the fourth coach who has led Atlético with the most games with 189 games in five seasons divided into three periods. Antic earned the affection of the Calderón who sang “Radomir, I love you”.The ex-technician began his career on the bench of the Belgrade Partisan in 1985. In his three seasons he managed two leagues. After playing for Zaragoza in 1978, he returned to the Aragonese team as a coach ten years later, leaving the team in fifth place. In 1990 the opportunity would come to train Real Madrid. Antic arrived replacing Di Stefano and he was dismissed midway through the following season with LaLiga’s leading white team.Antic trained the Oviedo two and a half seasons between 1992 and 1995 before coming to Atlético de Madrid. The Serbian wrote with gold letters in the history of the rojiblanco club when he proclaimed himself champion of the League and the Copa del Rey in the same season 1995/1996. Antic built a legendary team with Molina in goal, the defensive security of Solazábal and Santi Denia, a midfield with the leadership of Diego Pablo Simeone, the quality of Caminero Y Biscayan, the center of Pantic, the great discovery of Antic and one of the rojiblanos idols, and the goals in front of Kiko Y Penev. After finishing his first stage in 1998 he returned a year later to save Atleti from relegation, a goal for which he would be hired again in 2000 and which he did not achieve. Antic was dismissed at the end of that season. His return to Oviedo was not positive when the team dropped to Second.last_img read more

GIVEN TO PLAY IN CUP SEMI-FINAL AT WEMBLEY – THE DAY BEFORE HIS 39TH BIRTHDAY

first_imgTim Sherwood has confirmed Shay Given will start Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.The veteran keeper turns 39 on Monday and will face the Reds this weekend to continue his comeback at the club.Given made just two league appearances under ex-manager Paul Lambert, although he has been Villa’s goalkeeper for the cups after losing his regular place to Brad Guzan in 2012. He was loaned out to Middlesbrough last season and failed to play a game for Villa.But Sherwood will put his faith in the Donegal man to help his side into the final.He said: “Shay plays. Absolutely. He’s done nothing wrong Shay, he’s a large part of the reason we’re in this semi-final.“The saves he made against Leicester were fantastic and at the right time. He trains fantastically well and he’s pushing Brad all the way for that No.1 spot.”  GIVEN TO PLAY IN CUP SEMI-FINAL AT WEMBLEY – THE DAY BEFORE HIS 39TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: April 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aston VilladonegalLiffordLiverpoolShay Givenlast_img read more