RADOMIR ANTIC has died aged 71 after a long illness, with clubs mourning the legendary boss who managed Real Madrid, Barcaelona AND Atletico Madrid.
The former Luton Town defender was the only man to ever manage all three of the Spanish giants.
Antic also helped Atleti to their famous double of 1995-96, where they clinched both the LaLiga title and Copa del Rey trophy.
And it was Atletico Madrid who led the tributes on Monday evening.
Atleti wrote: “The Atlético de Madrid family is mourning the passing of Radomir Antic, one of our legendary coaches.
“You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace.”
Barcelona tweeted: “Radomir Antic, who managed FC Barcelona in 2003, passed away today.
“The Barça family mourns the loss of a man who was deeply beloved in the world of football. Rest in Peace.”
The official LaLiga account added: “#LaLiga’s thoughts are with the family of legendary former player and manager Radomir Antic. Rest in peace.”
Following a long playing career, of which eight years were spent at Partizan Belgrade and four at Luton, Antic went into management in 1988 with Real Zaragoza.
He would go on to manage Real Ovideo, Celta Vigo and the Serbian national team – as well as two clubs in the Chinese Super League, Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune, which he left in 2015.
Celta Vigo also took to social media to share their grief, writing: “RC Celta former coach Radomir Antić has sadly passed away.
“Our deepest condolences to his loved ones. R.I.P.”
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