Ljupko Petrovic
Ljupko Petrovic Retires Over Health Issues. | courtesy

1991 European Cup (currently Champions League) winning coach with Red Star Belgrade, Ljupkp Petrovic, has retired at 71 due to “health problems.”

In a statement, the immediate former manager of Rwandan champions APR FC said that “this is the most difficult moment in my life, because I’m forbidden to do what I love most.”

The former Espanyol coach who was on his second stint at APR revealed that “since for a long time I have felt heart problems.”

“I was forced to go see my doctor. After a detailed examination, to my great sadness, the doctor told me that if I want to continue a normal life, I should never again be dealing with a trainer’s call.

“I’m so sorry that I have to stop working in FC APR, now when we are in our way to achieve all the wishes of the club, and especially entering the Champions League,” he added.

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Petrovic, who won the Rwandan Premier League last season, leaves APR top of the log standings with a 100% record after five rounds.

“I want to thank all the people for good co-operation, and FC APR will stay forever in my heart,” he concluded.

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