Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, NK Koper, FC Chur 97, FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona, FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys
• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo; was on the losing side in the 1993 Yugoslavian Cup final but featured twice as his side took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing career.
• Moved to Switzerland with his family in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then moving up to the top division with Sion in 1988/89; failed to secure a regular place and returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.
• Hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona; then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – the successors to FC Lugano.
• Returned to Bellinzona in October 2005, leading them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893; gained consolation two weeks later, beating Krassimir Balakov's FC St Gallen to win a Super League place via a relegation/promotion play-off.
• Appointed as Young Boys coach in August 2008, leading them to second-placed finishes in his first two seasons in charge as well as defeat by Sion in the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final.
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