The coach of FC Porto has been affected by the demise of Sinisa Mihajlovic, who performed with him at Lazio.
Sérgio Conceição left a heartfelt message on social media on Friday, addressed to Sinisa Mihajlovic, the Serbian coach who died of leukemia and with whom the present FC Porto coach performed in Lázio.
“Today, my pal, an inspiration, a hero has left. Sinisa, you can be remembered ceaselessly for what you probably did on the sector, and what you left. You had been essential once we arrived in Rome, it was a part of the aspect the place we noticed our households develop, that we develop as gamers, fathers, household males”, he wrote thus.
“Football has given me every part I’ve at the moment. Moments like this remind us of the significance of the folks we cross on our path. The actual trophies I keep away from in my sport are moments like those we spent collectively. Rest in peace, pal. You have a household in Portugal who is looking for you ! “, he added on Instagram.
On Twitter, Sérgio Conceição wrote: “My pal, assembly you and sharing this journey was one of many largest trophies I received in soccer. Today you might be gone, however you’ll at all times be in our reminiscences and hearts. Rest in peace”.
Sinisa Mihajlovic died on the age of 53, as a result of leukemia recognized in 2019, the household mentioned. “Wife Arianna, with their youngsters Viktorija, Virginia, Miroslav, Dusan and Nikolas, their granddaughter Violante, their mom Vikyorija and their brother Drazen, categorical their sorrow for the sudden demise of their exemplary husband, father, son and brother, Sinisa Mihajlovic .”, instructed the household in a letter despatched to the Italian company ANSA.
In the identical assertion, the household remembers “a particular particular person and an wonderful skilled” who fought “bravely towards a horrible illness”. “We thank the medical doctors and nurses who accompanied us for a few years, with love and respect. Sinisa will at all times be with us. I dwell in all of the love they gave us”, provides the assertion.
Former defender, first on the earth within the former Yugoslavia and later, with independence, in Serbia, represented as a soccer participant in Vukovar, FK Vojvodina and Estrela Vermelha, the place he grew to become well-known. With the Belgrade staff, Mihajlovic was a European champion, beating Marseille within the ultimate in 1990/91 (0-0, 5-3 on penalties), and two weeks later he started a lengthy profession in Italy, the place he grew to become well-known. a soccer participant, and later as a coach.
However, his taking part in fashion began in Italy by representing Roma after which Sampdoria, however it was in Lazio and Inter Milan the place he excelled.
In his resume, Mihajlovic added, along with the Champions League, Intercontinental Cup, European Super Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, two Italian championships, two Italian Cups, two Italian Super Cups and three championships of the previous Yugoslavia.
Already as a coach, he took the primary position as an assistant at Inter Milan, however adopted his profession as a head coach at Bologna, Catania, Fiorentina, AC Milan, Torino and as a coach of Serbia.
Bologna was his longest profession as a coach, first in 2008/09 after which from 2018/19 to 2022/23, the membership he had already led with the illness, however which he left in September, in entrance of. dangerous leads to Serie A.
Mihajlovic was recruited and proven by Sporting, whereas Bruno de Carvalho was nonetheless the membership’s supervisor, however the sacking of the previous president meant that the membership’s administration committee was with out a coach, who had by no means performed for the Lions.