Radomir Antic, former Luton participant and solely man to handle Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico, dies aged 71
- Former Barcelona and Actual Madrid boss Radomir Antic had died on the age of 71
- Antic additionally led Atletico Madrid to a LaLiga and Copa del Rey double in 1995-96
- ‘Raddy’ famously scored at Man Metropolis to rescue Luton from relegation in 1983
The Serbian coached Los Blancos between 1991 and 1992, occupied the Nou Camp dugout in 2003, however loved most of his success throughout three spells with Atletico, successful the LaLiga and Copa del Rey double within the 1995-96 season.
Antic stays one among of solely two males to handle El Clasico rivals Barca and Madrid, following within the footsteps of Enrico Fernandez Viola.
Former Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico supervisor Radomir Antic has died on the age of 71
Fernando Torres labored with Antic at The Vicente Calderon, and he paid tribute to his former coach, tweeting: ‘Antic has left us, a person who dignified the career of footballer, the historical past of our Atleti, champion and Rojiblanca legend as a result of Radomir will at all times be within the hearts of all athletes.
‘My condolences and all my encouragement to your loved ones and associates.’
In the meantime, Atletico chief govt Miguel Angel Gil mentioned: ‘With the lack of Radomir, we misplaced a little bit of the membership’s coronary heart.’
Antic performed for Luton City between 1980 and 1984, saving the membership from relegation in 1983
Antic gained one Yugoslavia cap in a nomadic taking part in profession, however shall be finest remembered by British soccer followers for scoring a last-gasp objective to rescue Luton City and condemn Manchester Metropolis to relegation in Might 1983.
‘Raddy’ volleyed within the decisive objective with 4 minutes remaining on the ultimate day of the season, prompting supervisor David Pleat to skip throughout the Maine Street pitch. It was a second which BBC commentator John Motson described as ‘an incredible act of escapology.’
On Monday, Luton tweeted: ‘We’re devastated to study of the passing of City legend Radomir Antic, on the age of 71. A real Hatters hero, for promotion and stopping relegation. The ideas of all at Kenilworth Street are together with his household and associates at this terribly unhappy time. Relaxation in peace, Raddy’.
Patrick Kluivert paid tribute to his former Barcelona boss with an Instagram publish
Born in Zitiste, Antic represented Sloboda Uzice, Partizan Belgrade, Fenerbahce and Actual Zaragoza earlier than spending 4 years in Bedfordshire, retiring in 1984 after 17 years as a participant.
He managed Actual Zaragoaza, Actual Oviedo, and Celta Vigo, and even led the Serbian nationwide crew between 2008 and 2010, ending his profession in China.
Sergio Ramos is the most recent of a bunch of gamers to pay homage. He tweeted: ‘You made Atleti larger, you made our rivalry larger. Goodbye to a singular profession: Atletico, Barca and Actual Madrid amongst others. RIP Radomir Antic.’