Former Milan head coach Mihajlovic dies aged 53 after battle with leukemia

Forms Milan head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has passed away aged 53 after a battle with leukemia, multiple sources have confirmed.

Mihajlovic was a storied player before he became a manager, earning 63 caps and scoring 10 goals for Yugoslavia from 1991 to 2003, and playing for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter in his club career.

Known as one of the best free-kick takers of all time, he scored 28 goals from a free-kick in Serie A which is the most of any player.

After retiring as a player in 2006, his coaching career would see him land roles at Bologna, Catania, Sampdoria and the Serbia national football team before he ended up with AC Milan for the 2015-16 season.

In July 2019, Mihajlović publicly announced that he was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia but he remained the manager of Bologna. He underwent a bone marrow transplant after three cycles of chemotherapy, but passed away in a Rome clinic earlier today aged 53.

All of us SempreMilan would like to send out sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and those close to him. Rest in Peace, Miha.

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