Ratko Dostanić ( Serbian Cyrillic: Ратко Достанић; born 25 October 1959 in Lučani, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian football coach and former player.
Playing career [ edit ]
Ratko Dostanić started his youth career as a member of
FK Partizan. During his career as a footballer he used to play as a defender, playing for [1 ] Yugoslavian Timok Zaječar and Rad, and French clubs – [2 ] FC Bourges, SM Caen, Le Mans Union Club 72, Rodez AF, Red Star 93, SO Châtellerault and EDS Montluçon. [3 ]
Coaching career [ edit ]
Dostanić started his coaching career in season 1995–96 as a
player-manager of the lower-division French club EDS Montluçon. Until 2003 he is an assistant of the Serbian coach Slavoljub Muslin at PFC Levski Sofia and Red Star Belgrade. For a short period of time he was the head coach of FK Obilić. (second part of the season 2000–01). [4 ]
During the period 2003–2009 Dostanić managed a total of nine clubs from five different countries – the Serbian
FK Smederevo, Red Star Belgrade, OFK Beograd, FK Bežanija and FK Srem, the Bulgarian PFC Slavia Sofia (twice – January–September 2004 and July–December 2006), the Greek Veria FC, the Chinese Dalian Shide and the Macedonian FK Vardar. [5 ]
On 23 July 2009 Dostanić was appointed head coach of
PFC Levski Sofia replacing Emil Velev who had been fired the previous day, signing for 2+1 years with the club until 2012. [6 ] [7 ]
On 18 October, about 3 months after becoming head coach of Levski, Dostanić resigned following a 0:1 home loss to
Beroe. [8 ]
Under the Dostanic management Levski Sofia "achieved" its worst record, with 8 consecutive losses both in the
Bulgarian A PFG and in the European club competitions. On 21 March 2010 the ex-manager of Bulgarian club PFC Levski Sofia signed for FC Red Star Belgrade. [9 ]
On 6 August Dostanić resigned from Red Star's post as manager following team's defeat in their first
UEFA Europa League game against ŠK Slovan Bratislava. [10 ]
On November 16, 2013 the Greek side club
Veria F.C. announced the re-appointment of Ratko as the team manager. [11 ]
Honours [ edit ]
Ratko Dostanić does not have any honours as a player.
First League of FR Yugoslavia 2000-01 season Dostanić managed FK Obilić to finish third in the league, also reaching the semi-finals of the Yugoslav Cup during the same season. [1 ]
On 1 August 2009, 10 days after his appointment as a head coach of Levski Sofia, Dostanić won the first trophy in his career after beating
PFC Litex Lovech 1–0 to win the Bulgarian Supercup . With Red Star Belgrade he won Serbian cup (2010).
References [ edit ]
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