Radomir Antic: Former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid boss dies aged 71

Former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid boss Radomir Antic has died at the age of 71.

He enjoyed most of his success at the latter, guiding Atleti to a La Liga and Copa del Rey double during the 1995-96 season.

Antic had three separate spells in charge at the club and was one of only two people to coach El Clasico rivals Real and Barca during their career, after Enrique Fernandez Viola.

A statement from Atletico’s official Twitter account read: “The Atletico 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.”

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 pic.twitter.com/RmHX1BAeW3

The Atlético de Madrid family is mourning the passing of Radomir Antić, one of our legendary coaches. You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/C5UulDOZSo

Antic, who had one cap for Yugoslavia, spent the final four years of his playing career at Luton.

He scored a famous goal in 1983 that secured a 1-0 win at Manchester City to keep the Hatters in the top flight and lead to manager David Pleat memorably running a jig across the Maine Road pitch in celebration.

Luton tweeted: “We are devastated to learn of the passing of Town legend Radomir Antic, at the age of 71.

“A true Hatters hero, for promotion and preventing relegation. The thoughts of all at Kenilworth Road are with his family and friends at this terribly sad time. Rest in peace, Raddy”.

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