Dragan Stojkovic leaves Chinese club Guangzhou R&F
Shanghai (AFP) - Former Yugoslavia star Dragan Stojkovic left Chinese club Guangzhou R&F on Friday and could be replaced as coach by former Barcelona player Giovanni van Bronckhorst.The 54-year-old Stojkovic was in charge for more than four years but Guangzhou finished 12th out of 16 teams in the Chinese Super League last season.They conceded 72 goals in 30 matches, the worst defence in the league, and the club said in a statement on the Twitter-like Weibo that Stojkovic's reign was over."This is a very difficult decision but in order to maintain the progress of the club and for the team to mo...
One goal kept Stojkovic from Premier League
Guangzhou (AFP) - Goals change games in football but for Dragan Stojkovic, the man Arsene Wenger once tipped to succeed him at Arsenal, one goal altered the course of his career and landed him in China instead of at Premier League outfit Swansea City.The 53-year-old Yugoslavia legend, who is managing Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League, told AFP he came within a whisker of joining Swansea in 2015 -- and also turned down the chance to lead his native Serbia at this year's World Cup."No regrets, absolutely no regrets," the former midfield great said in an interview at the training ground o...