Strong in tackle and in spirit

May 23, 2006
By Steve Wilson
Overseeing a qualifying campaign that features a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Finland, and just a single point from two matches against Azerbaijan, is never going to keep you in a job for long.

And so it proved for Yugoslav legend Dejan Savicevic in June 2003, sacked during Serbia & Montenegro's doomed attempt to qualify for Euro 2004. For a small but intensely proud footballing nation, this would simply not do.

They had been brought up, after all, following teams, under the ...

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