Sinisa Mihajlovic: Ex-AC Milan and Bologna manager dead at 53 following battle with leukemia

Mihajlovic had a spell as the Serbia national team manager.
Mihajlovic had a spell as the Serbia national team manager.

Mihajlovic represented Yugoslavia at international level as a player

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Ex-AC Milan and Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has died at the age of 53.

The football legend enjoyed a playing and managerial career that saw him at both Milan clubs, Lazio and Sporting Lisbon among others.

A Serie A statement said: "Serie A is deeply saddened by the passing of Sinisa Mihajlovic, an icon of football and life.

"His pure class as a footballer and coach, his strength and his humanity are an example that leaves an indelible mark on Italian and world football."