- Serbia have parted company with coach Slavoljub Muslin by mutual consent
- Muslin had overseen Serbia’s qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia
- Former assistant Mladen Krstajic has replaced Muslin on a caretaker basis
Serbia have parted company with coach Slavoljub Muslin after the 64-year-old steered the Balkan nation to next summer’s World Cup.
The country’s football association (FSS) confirmed Muslin’s departure on Monday.
‘The FSS, headed by president Slavisa Kokeza, convened and decided to part company with Muslin by mutual consent, with his assistant Mladen Krstajic taking over as the caretaker until a new head coach is appointed,’ an FFS statement read.
Serbia have parted company with 64-year-old coach Slavoljub Muslin by mutual consent
Muslin (pictured with midfielder Nemanja Matic) guided Serbia to World Cup qualification
Mladen Krstajic, (left, celebrating a goal with Aleksandar Mitrovic) is now caretaker manager
Russia 2018 will be first major tournament to feature Serbia in eight years.
Serbia’s last appearance on the grand stage was in South Africa in 2010 when they finished bottom in Group D, after beating Germany but losing to Ghana and Australia.
They booked their place at next year’s finals by topping a qualifying group ahead of Ireland, Wales, Austria, Georgia and Moldova.
Serbia claimed 21 points from a possible 30 in qualifying, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Austria in Vienna.
The draw for the World Cup is due to take place on December 1.
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