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Red Star Belgrade sack coach Zeman

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Red Star Belgrade have sacked their Czech coach Zdenek Zeman after a string of poor results, the Serbian first division club said on Sunday.

Asked by SOS sports television if Zeman had been dismissed, Red Star’s interim president Dobrivoje Tanasijevic said: “Yes. We have parted company with Mr. Zeman in an orderly manner and we will name a replacement in the next two or three weeks.

“We won’t rush things because whoever we appoint will stay here until the end of the season,” he said.

An interim body headed by Tanasijevic took over last week after Red Star’s board stepped down over a woeful start to the season, including an early exit from Europe.

Red Star, who won the European Cup in 1991, are bottom of the 12-team league after collecting only one point and failing to score in their opening three matches.

The club’s president Toplica Spasojevic and sports director Goran Bunjevcevic quit after they were eliminated by Cypriots APOEL Nicosia in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.