Serbia parts company with coach Muslin

The Serbian federation (FSS) said in a statement on its website that Muslin had departed after his contract was broken by "common accord."

Slavoljub Muslin has taken over as Serbia’s coach in May last year.   -  AP

Slavoljub Muslin has left his position as coach of Serbia after leading it to next year's World Cup finals, the Serbian federation (FSS) announced on Monday.

The FSS said in a statement on its website that Muslin had departed after his contract was broken by "common accord."

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He will be replaced on an interim basis by the former Serbian international defender Mladen Krstajic.

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Muslin, 64, had taken over in May last year to succeed Radovan Curcic after Serbia's miserable showing in attempting to qualify for Euro 2016. He steered it to first place in European qualifying Group D, ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Wales and Austria.

Serbia had not qualified for a major tournament since the 2010 World Cup.

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