Lebanon’s 2019 AFC Asian Cup gaffer Miodrag Radulovic named new Myanmar national team head coach


Former Lebanon national team manager Miodrag Radulovic has been named the new head coach of the Myanmar national team, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) have confirmed. 

The Montenegrin along with his supporting staff has been appointed on a contract that runs till December 2020 and will replace German coach Antoine Hey who was sacked following the Asian Lions’ AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 campaign.

Yangon United head coach Myo Min Tun had been serving as the caretaker coach of the national team and guided them during recent international friendlies against Chinese Taipei and Indonesia.

51-year-old Radulovic will now take over the duties as the head coach and will guide Myanmar in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers second round beginning in September 2019 as well as the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

A midfielder during his playing days, Radulovic has managed the U-19 national teams of Serbia and Montenegro as well as Montenegro and also served as an assistant coach at Dynamo Moscow during the 2010-11 season.

He became the head coach of Lebanon in 2015 and guided the Cedars to their first-ever qualification to an AFC Asian Cup. In the tournament proper held in United Arab Emirates earlier this year, he led the nation to a first-ever win in the competition when they ended their group campaign with a 4-1 win over DPR Korea.