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Gluscevic arrives in Vanuatu to coach Vanuatu U-20 Team

Vanuatu National U-20 team to the FIFA World Cup competition in Korean this year finally welcomed the new head coach of the team, Dejan Gluscevic from Serbia today Wednesday 22 February 2017.

President of Vanuatu Football Federation, Mr. Lambert Maltock was at the airport this afternoon with the CEO, Albert Manaroto and the coaching team to welcome the new head coach of the Vanuatu National U-20 team.

He will spend 10 days with the team here in Port Vila before the team travels down to New Nealand on the 4th of March.

Dejan Gluščević (born June 6, 1967) is a Montenegrin former footballer who played in the Beta Ethniki, Liga Indonesia Premier Division, S.League, USL A-League, and the Canadian Professional Soccer League. He is currently the head coach for the Singapore national under-15 football team.

Football career

Gluscevic played with Proodeftiki F.C. of the Beta Ethniki in 1992. In 1995, he went to Indonesia to sign with Bandung Raya of the Liga Indonesia Premier Division, where he won the league title and finished as the league’s top goalscorer with 30 goals.

In 1997 he was loaned to rivals Pelita Jaya.[2] In 1999, he went to Singapore to sign with Tanjong Pagar United FC of the S.League.

In 2000, he went to Canada to sign with the Montreal Impact of the USL A-League.

He appeared in four matches and recorded two goals.

On June 8, 2000 Montreal released him from his contract.

On May 23, 2001 the North York Astros of the Canadian Professional Soccer League signed Gluscevic to a contact.

In 2002, North York appointed him head coach along with Pavel Zaslavski.

He managed to led the club to the CPSL Championship finals in a match against Ottawa Wizards, but were defeated by a score of 2-0.

In 2005, he returned to coach the Astros, and clinched them a postseason berth. The league awarded him with the CPSL Coach of the Year award.

Today he is here in Port Vila, Vanuatu to coach the national team of Vanuatu to the FIFA World Cup 2017 in Korea with the help of coach Etienne Mermer, Kaison Maki and Vital Bong.

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