Miodrag Ješić (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Јешић, pronounced [mîodrag jêːʃitɕ]; born 30 November 1958) is a Serbian football manager and former footballer who last managed Saudi Professional League side Ettifaq.
Ješić in 2018
|Full name||Miodrag Ješić|
|Date of birth||30 November 1958|
|Place of birth||Osečenica, FPR Yugoslavia|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He is immensely disliked amongst the Fenerbahçe supporters because they view him as responsible for an injury suffered by Rıdvan Dilmen in 1990 during a league match between Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor. Rıdvan never fully recovered despite undergoing sixteen operations, and eventually had to retire in 1995 at Fenerbahçe after painful years of injuries. Ješić had also accumulated a record number of bookings in his tenure in Turkish Süper Lig. Opponents claimed that he also injured many players in Turkey and gave him the nickname of "Kasap Yeşiç", which means "Ješić the Butcher."
For the Yugoslav national team, he played in eight games and scored twice.
|1.||15 December 1982||City Stadium, Titograd||Wales||4–2||4–4||UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying|
|2.||7 June 1983||Stade Municipale, Luxembourg||West Germany||1–2||2–4||Friendly|
As a manager, Ješić began his career at FK Obilić in 1993, reaching a Yugoslav Cup final, and then managed several other Serbian teams, including OFK Beograd and his native Partizan, that, during his period at the helm, scored 111 goals in a single season, a club record. He also recorded wins over Flora (6–0, 4–1) and Rijeka (3–1, 3–0) in UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
Coaching Tunisian side CS Sfaxien in 2000–01 and winning the Arab Champions League, he was at the helm of Turkish club Altay in 2002 and moved to Bulgaria in 2002 to manage Slavia Sofia and then Iranian Pegah Gilan, after which he became the manager of CSKA Sofia. During this period he became a Champion of Bulgaria and recorded a win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase, also eliminating Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Cup. Voted coach no. 1 for season 2004–05 by Bulgarian sport newspaper.
In May 2006 he became the coach of Partizan for the second time in his coaching career. However, following a disappointing first half of the season, he left the club in January 2007. Since November 2007 he was coaching Litex Lovech. With him Litex won the Bulgarian Cup.
On 24 June 2012, he was named as Saudi Professional League side Najran's new head coach. On 7 January 2013, Ješić was reappointed as CSKA Sofia manager, replacing Stoycho Mladenov, but was surprisingly released from his duties on 11 March 2013, after just two games in charge of the team, one of which was won.
On March 31, 2014 Ješić was appointed head coach of Litex Lovech and was assisted by Darko Obradović.
in 31 August 2019, the Egyptian giant ismaily sc appointed jesic as a new head coach to succeed Mahmoud gaber.
- Yugoslav First League: 1982–83
- Arab Champions League: 2000
- Myanmar National League: 2015
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