Serbians Hoping To Make 2016 Euros

The Serbian national football team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup but the squad is hoping they can make their way into the 2016 Euro’s after appointing Dick Advocaat as their new manager.

Dick Advocaat is no stranger to coaching national teams as he has already been in charge of Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, Russia and United Arab Emirates. The Dutch coach also has experience in managing clubs but he is mostly just focusing his career in national teams.


The Serbian national football team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup but the squad is hoping they can make their way into the 2016 Euro’s after appointing Dick Advocaat as their new manager.

Dick Advocaat is no stranger to coaching national teams as he has already been in charge of Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, Russia and United Arab Emirates. The Dutch coach also has experience in managing clubs but he is mostly just focusing his career in national teams.

“I did not want to work as a club coach any more. There was a vague contact with South Africa, but the job is too far away and the Serbian federation took the initiative to talk to me. They have a great team and we can really focus on qualifying for the European Championship in 2016. My contract will run until the end of the tournament, but the practice is usually to quit once you are unable to qualify.” Dick Advocaat said.

The former coach of Serbia, Sinisa Mihajlovic resigned from his position in the team after Serbia failed to qualify for the recently concluded World Cup and now Dick Advocaat that will be replacing Sinisa as Dick signed a 2 year long contract deal.

Serbia will face off against Portugal, Denmark, Armenia and Albania in the qualifications in their quest of snatching a spot in the 2016 Euro’s which is what Dick Advocaat is hoping to accomplish.

“I wonder how a country with so much football talent has never been in a big tournament. I’ve seen around 10 games, but I have already seen all I need to know about the team. There are some very talented players, but they have not qualified for a major tournament – this is something we have to try to change. Money was not a motivation for me, I want to make Serbia successful.’’ Dick Advocaat told reporters.

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