Goran Stevanović is the new coach of the youth national team of Serbia (U21). The contract with the well-known expert will be signed by June next year. Former acting coach Aleksandar Rogić shall be the coach of the U20 national team.
“After the turbulent period we had with the youth national team, we hope that we will get a certain kind of stability with Goran Stevanović. He is a proven and renowned coach who – we believe – will establish a quality rhythm of work with this selection. Stevanović will have the maximum support of all structures of the Football Association “, said Nikola Lazetić, director of the youth selections of the Football Federation of Serbia.
Goran Stevanović could not hide his satisfaction with returning to his house, because for many years he was the assistant coach of the A team Head-Coach (2003-2006), late Ilija Petković.
“The work in the youth national team is specific; they are players who should be the backbone of the national A team in the future, so the responsibility is great, and I thank the Football Association for its trust. I come very motivated; I hope that in a short period of time we will be able to do something that will be a solid foundation for the future. In cooperation with the director Lazetić, we will go towards making a good and quality base”, said the new head-coach of the young national team, Goran Stevanović.
Goran Stevanović is a former FK Partizan player, then an international player in Portugal and Spain, and after the end of his career he dedicated to coaching. He was the first assistant coach of the national A team of then Serbia and Montenegro, which qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006. He was also the coach of Partizan, but also the coach of Ghana and Oman.
The match of the youth Serbian national team against Northern Macedonia is scheduled for March 24 at the FK Voždovac Stadium (17.00), and five days later a duel with Armenia (16.00) will follow at the TSC Stadium in Bačka Topola.