Slaviša Stojanovič

Slaviša Stojanović (born 6 December 1969) is a Slovenian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Bulgarian club Levski Sofia. As manager, Stojanović has won the Slovenian PrvaLiga twice, with Domžale, and the Serbian championship once, with Red Star Belgrade.[2]

Slaviša Stojanović
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Personal information
Full name Slaviša Stojanović
Date of birth (1969-12-06) December 6, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Gornji Dejan, SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Levski Sofia (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Slovan
1994–1995 Ljubljana
1996 Celje
1996–1997 Ljubljana
1997–1998 Vevče
2000–2001 Livar
Teams managed
2001–2002 Livar
2002–2008 Domžale
2008–2009 Celje
2011–2012 Slovenia
2013–2014 Red Star Belgrade
2014–2015 Lierse S.K.
2016 Changchun Yatai
2017 Riga FC
2018–2019 Levski Sofia
2019–2020 Latvia
2020– Levski Sofia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Managerial careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Slaviša Stojanović started his managerial career with the youth selections of Slovan. In 2001, he became the manager of the Slovenian Second League side Livar.[3]


He was appointed at Domžale in 2002. In his first year in charge, Domžale were promoted to the national top division, the Slovenian PrvaLiga. In 2007 and 2008, Stojanović won back-to-back national titles with the team.[4]


Stojanović signed for Celje in 2008.[citation needed]

UAE national teamEdit

In 2009, he was appointed as an assistant manager of Srečko Katanec at the United Arab Emirates. On 6 September 2011, Katanec was sacked 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.[4]

Slovenia national teamEdit

On 24 October 2011, 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.[4] On 9 December 2012, he resigned as the manager of the Slovenia national team.[5]

Red Star BelgradeEdit

On 24 June 2013, Stojanović replaced Ricardo Sá Pinto as a manager of Red Star Belgrade.[6] He lost his first game in the Serbian SuperLiga against Javor Ivanjica. In the second part of the 2013–14 season, Red Star won 15 games in a row and ultimately won the Serbian championship for the first time in seven years.[7]

Lierse S.K.Edit

On 5 September 2014, he replaced Stanley Menzo as a manager of Lierse S.K.. He signed a contract until the end of the season. He resigned on 28 January 2015.[citation needed]

Changchun YataiEdit

On 13 January 2016, Stojanović was appointed the new manager of Changchun Yatai, replacing Marijo Tot.[8] However, his reign was short-lived, with Stojanović getting fired on 4 May 2016.[9] He was replaced by former Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande manager Lee Jang-soo.[10]

Levski SofiaEdit

After a spell with Riga FC, Stojanović was appointed at Bulgarian club Levski Sofia on 30 July 2018, replacing Delio Rossi.[11] 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.[12]

Latvia national teamEdit

On 13 March 2019, Stojanović was confirmed as the new head coach of the Latvian national team.[13] He was sacked in January 2020 after losing nine out of ten matches in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.[14][15]

Return to LevskiEdit

In November 2020, Stojanović returned to Levski.[16][17] Alongside managerial role, he also became a new director of football at the club.[18]



Red Star Belgrade


  1. ^ "Serbia – S. Stojanovič – Soccerway". Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  2. ^ Plestenjak, Rok (8 October 2016). "Ljudi noče obsojati, želi le dostojanstvo in spoštovanje" (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Slaviša Stojanović preuzima Zvezdu". (in Serbian). 23 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b c R. K.; To. G. (24 October 2011). "Matjaž Kek ni več selektor, popoldne prihaja novi – Slaviša Stojanović" (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Slaviša Stojanović ni več selektor reprezentance Slovenije" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Crvena zvezda holt Stojanović als Trainer". (in German). 25 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  7. ^ STA (21 June 2014). "Utrujeni in iztrošeni Stojanović ni več trener Crvene zvezde". Dnevnik (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  8. ^ 亚泰宣布塞超冠军主帅上任 进前八自动续约1年 (in Chinese)
  9. ^ 亚泰主帅斯托扬诺维奇下课 7战2分中超下课首人 (in Chinese)
  10. ^ 李章洙与亚泰签3+2合约 主场战鲁能将迎执教首秀 (in Chinese)
  11. ^ "Славиша Стоянович подписа с Левски за две години" (in Bulgarian). PFC Levski Sofia. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Soccer-Stojanovic closer to Latvia job after leaving Levski". Reuters. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Latvian soccer team gets new coach... and new coach". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  14. ^ STA (20 January 2020). "Stojanović nič več selektor Latvije". Dnevnik (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  15. ^ T. O. (20 January 2020). "Stojanović po slabem letu že zapušča Latvijo" (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  16. ^ R. K. (4 November 2020). "Slaviša Stojanović se vrača v Bolgarijo" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  17. ^ G. N. (5 November 2020). "Čakal, kaj bo z Olimpijo, dočakal pa Levski". Delo (in Slovenian). Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Славиша Стоянович: Много ме питаха дали не съм луд". (in Bulgarian). 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.