|Italian PM Giorgia Meloni condoles demise of Sinisa Mihajlovic: You fought like lion on pitch and in life|
Sinisa Mihajlovic handed away after an extended battle with most cancers. (Reuters Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni condoled the demise of Sinisa Mihajlovic, saying “you fought like a lion on the pitch and in life” after the soccer participant turned coach died on Friday following an extended battle with most cancers.
Mihajlovic, who performed for and coached a number of Italian Serie A groups, was well-known for his free kicks. The Serbian took cost of Bologna for a second time in 2019 and coached the crew whereas battling leukaemia.
However, the 53-year-old was lately sacked as supervisor of Bologna in September after the membership didn’t win a match of their first 5 league video games. Mihajlovic performed for Sampdoria and Lazio earlier than managing Serbia.
“You fought like a lion on the pitch and in life… you might be and you’ll all the time be a winner,” Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni mentioned in a tweet.
“Goodbye boss, you’ll all the time reside in our hearts,” Bologna mentioned in a tweet.
“Heaven has gained one other legend. You shall be sorely missed Sinisa,” mentioned AC Milan, who had been additionally managed by Mihajlovic.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino mentioned he was “deeply saddened”.
“On the pitch, his free-kicks embodied a ardour and dedication for the fantastic thing about the sport that left an enduring impression on the world of sport and his demise is a superb loss to all of us,” Infantino mentioned.
Mihajlovic was a part of the Red Star Belgrade crew that received the European Cup in 1991. In the next 12 months, he moved to Italy to hitch AS Roma after which went on to play for Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter. Mihajlovic was additionally a part of groups that received Serie A titles – Lazio in 2000 and Inter in 2006.