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Milan Rastavac

Επάγγελμα: Head coach
Ημερομηνία γέννησης: 01.11.1973

Milan "Mima" Rastavac (Serbian: Милан Мима - Раставац; born November 1, 1973 in Vršac) is a Serbian football manager and former player. He is currently the head coach of Xanthi FC.

Player
Rastavac started his playing career in Vojvodina youth squad. During his playing career, his greatest success came in 1988-1989. He played on the national team of Yugoslavia (U16) with Mirko Jozić as a head coach. From 1990-1991 he played on the FC Vojvodina U19 team that was the champion of SFR Yugoslavia with Ilija Pantelić as a head coach. After a season in Dinamo Pančevo, he moved to club Mladost Bački Jarak member of Serbia and Montenegro first league, where in 1999 he ended his professional career at the age of 26.

Coach
Rastavac started his coaching career as a coach assistant in Al-Nasr Benghazi senior team with Todor Veselinović as a head coach. He worked as a youth coach in Novi Sad with different age groups from U15 - U19 in a five-year period. In season 2004-2005 he won the Region Vojvodina cup with Novi Sad U17 team.

In 2006, he started to work for the Football Association of Serbia as an instructor with the different age groups from U12 to U16[2] and stayed at this position until 2013. As a head of instructor service he was one of the creators of different programs for different age groups of FA Serbia. In 2007, he became a lecturer at UEFA coaching school of FA Serbia. From 2013–2014 he was a Member of expert committee of FA Serbia.

In an idea for practical implementation programs he managed Serbia women's national under-19 football team and was coach in women's A national team in period from 2010-2013. In 2011 they won first historical point on the elite round for the Euro qualifications. In 2011 they were on the EURO finals for U19 first and only time in Serbia WU19 history. In 2013 Serbia WU19 was the top scorer team in Euro qualifications with more than 6 goals per match.

In 2013, he worked as Assistant Coach at Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia) with Milorad Kosanović.

In 2014, he worked as Assistant Coach at Vojvodina with Zoran Marić. During first semi season Vojvodina achieved the best season start in 100 years club history.

In 2015 his first job as a head coach was in Serbian SuperLiga club Radnički. Under Rastavac, Radnički reached best semi season score in the past 33 years, and fewest goals (6) received per semi season in the club history.

In December 2015 he started to work as the head coach of the Serbia U23 national team. In a friendly match against Qatar Serbia has won 3:0.

A new era started for Milan Rastavac from 12th of June 2017 as head coach in Xanthi FC.