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Legendary La Liga boss Radomir Antic passes away

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Legendary Serbian coach Radomir Antic has sadly passed away at the age of 71. He was famous and well known in the La Liga.

In some sad piece of news, Radomir Antic has passed away at the age of 71.

Fondly known as ‘Radi’ throughout his career, the Serbian had the honours of coaching Spanish powerhouses in Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid throughout his coaching career.

Radomir also took on international duty, leading his country as manager at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

His major success came in his time at Atletico Madrid, where he was manager for five seasons and was in charge for the historic double win in 1995/96.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo led the tributes to Radomir, whose cause of death has not yet been released at the moment.

“Today is a sad day for the world of football. A great person and an architect of a magnificent golden at Atlético has left us,” he said via a press release.

“The league title and Copa del Rey that he won with us will remain in our memory forever. It was a privilege to share the game of football with him and our thoughts are with his family.”

Radomir also coached Barcelona briefly in the 2002/2003 season. The Serbian was brought in to replace Van Gaal at the time and took charge of 24 games for the club, winning 12, drawing eight and losing four.

Barcelona also sent out a tribute to their former boss and even released a statement saluting his achievements on their official website.

At Ronaldo.com, we send our thoughts and condolences to Radomir’s family and loved ones in this period.