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Slaviša Stojanović (born 6 December 1969) is a Slovenian football manager and former player. Stojanović has won the Slovenian PrvaLiga twice, with Domžale, and the Serbian championship once, with Red Star Belgrade. He is currently the head coach of the Latvia national team.
|Full name||Slaviša Stojanović|
|Date of birth||December 6, 1969|
|Place of birth||Gornji Dejan, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia|
|2009–2011||United Arab Emirates (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Red Star Belgrade|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Slaviša Stojanović started his manager career at the age of 29. He immediately won the Under-16 and Under-18 championship in Slovenia, with Slovan.
He was appointed at Domžale in 2002. In his first year in charge, the manager promoted the team in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Later on, Stojanović qualified his squad for UEFA Cup (2005 and 2006). Slaviša's glory years were 2007 and 2008, when Domžale won the title. The Slovenian manager became the youngest manager in the Slovenian history to win the championship two times in a row. With Stojanović on the bench, Domžale won the Slovenian Supercup in 2007.
UAE national teamEdit
In 2009, he took his job as assistant manager at the United Arab Emirates national football team. Stojanović helped manager Srečko Katanec qualify the squad for 2011 AFC Asian Cup. On 6 September 2011, Katanec was sacked as manager of United Arab Emirates after two successive defeats in the third round of qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Stojanović as the assistant manager was sacked as well.
Slovenia national teamEdit
On 24 October 2011, Slaviša Stojanović became the new manager of the Slovenia national team after the Football Association of Slovenia had had the contract with Matjaž Kek terminated by mutual agreement earlier that day. On 9 December 2012, he resigned as the manager of the Slovenia national team.
Red Star BelgradeEdit
On 24 June 2013 he replaced Ricardo Sá Pinto as a coach of Red Star Belgrade.He was brought to the club on a proposal journalist Dejan Anđus He lost his first game in Jelen Super Liga against FK Javor Ivanjica but in the end of first half-season he was just 1 point behind FK Partizan. In second half-season of 2013/2014 Jelen Super Liga he made 15 wins in a row and he won championship, giving championship title back to Red Star after 7 years.
K. Lierse SKEdit
On 13 January 2016, Stojanović was appointed the new manager of Changchun Yatai F.C., replacing Marijo Tot. However, his reign was short lived, with Stojanović getting fired on 4 May 2016. He was replaced by former Beijing Guoan F.C. and Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. manager Lee Jang-soo.
After a spell with Riga FC, Stojanović was appointed at Bulgarian club Levski Sofia on 31 July 2018, replacing Delio Rossi. The term was short-lived, as he was released by the club on 21 January 2019, amid reports of an upcoming move to become head coach of the Latvian national team.
Latvia national teamEdit
On 13 March 2019, Stojanovič was confirmed as the new head coach of the Latvian national team.
- Red Star Belgrade
- 2011 Asian Cup
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