Former Milan and Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is no more

The family of Sinisa Mihajlovic has announced the sad demise of the former Bologna and Milan boss, following his long battle with leukaemia.

The ex-Rossoblu manager’s family announced Mihajlovic’s death, saying: “His wife Arianna, with their children Viktorija, Virginia, Miroslav, Dusan and Nikolas, their granddaughter Violante, their mother Vikyorija and their brother Drazen, sadly communicate the unjust and premature death of their exemplary husband, father, son and brother, Sinisa Mihajlovic.”

Mihajlovic was in-charge of Bologna even last season and he left the post only recently following a run of poor results, as he was placed by Thiago Motta. The former Roma player had done well with the Rossoblu, having taken them to regular midtable finishes and taking them away from relegation regularly.

As a player, Mihajlovic played over 60 games for Yugoslavia and was known for his excellent free-kicks with his left foot. As a manager, he gave a debut to Gianluigi Donnarumma during his stint at Milan and many believe that he was the first man to bring about the debut of Francescto Totti as a player too.

Mihajlovic will go down as one of the most iconic figures in recent Serie A history and he will be remembered for a long time.


Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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