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Official: Robert Prosinecki Named New Red Star Belgrade Coach

Official: Robert Prosinecki Named New Red Star Belgrade Coach

Robert Prosinecki has been appointed as the new man in charge at Red Star Belgrade.

Serbian powerhouse Red Star Belgrade have appointed former Croatia international Robert Prosinecki as their new head coach. Zvezda have confirmed the appointment of the 41-year-old on their official website.

Prosinecki played 117 matches for Red Star from 1987 until 1991 and made 15 international appearances for the former Yugoslavia. He'll be the first Croatian coach to work in Serbia's top flight.

"I know that there will be some people both in Croatia and Serbia who will have something to say about it, but I really think that we should all move along and build our future together. Hopefully this move of mine will help achieve that goal," said Prosinecki in a press conference.

Red Star were in the market for a new coach because of the departure of Aleksandar Kristic, who parted company with the club earlier this week.

Prosinecki expressed his delight with the opportunity to coach Red Star and added that he's looking to re-establish the club's offensive style of play.

"I'm well aware of Partizan's domination in recent years. They've been champions three times in a row but I'll be focused on Red Star. We need to establish Red Star's good old style - an offensive one, beautiful to watch. And I'm really thrilled I've got a chance to do it."

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