YANGON (3 Feb 2011) – The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) have appointed Milan Zivadinovic of Serbia as the new chief of the Myanmar national team.
The former Iraq and Ghana national team cach, Zivadinovic signed a two-year contract with the MFF in a ceremony last week.
The deal, which is reported to be worth around USD180,000 per year, will also see the 66-year-old Zivadinovic guiding the Myanmar Oympic team.
The Myanmar Under-23 side will be playing in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers against India later this month.
At the same ceremony, Jovica Nikolic and Goran Zivadinovic were also appointed as the assistants to Zivadinovic.
Former player of Red Star Belgrade, Zivadinovic took charge of the Yugoslavia national team in 1998 where he boosted their FIFA ranking to the highest ever at sixth.
He was also voted as the best coach in Yugoslavia 1993 and the best foreign coach in Turkey 1984. While in Yugoslavia, he had a hand in developing players like Mijatovic (Real Madrid), Stankovic (Inter Milan), Mihajlovic (Inter Milan) and Kezman (PSV/Chelsea).