Dragan Stojković aka "Piksi" translates to the "Pixie"
As player was had distinguished career the highlight being Marseille, joining the star-ladden squad featuring the likes of Jean-Pierre Papin, Abedi Pele, and Chris Waddle, in 1993 they won old big ears (the European Cup) but also reached the final in 91 to red star. (his previous club)
Unfortunately, his time in Marseille was marred with multiple career-threatening injuries, meaning he never got to display his wide array of skills on the biggest European stage.
He then moved to grampus 8 where he meet arsene. Calling time on his career in 2001.
Upon retiring he immediately became the Yugoslav Football Association president, he stayed there before return to club football at red star, Stojković initially more-or-less continued the existing "buy low sell high" policy that meant players were mostly recruited from Red Star's own youth system or smaller clubs throughout Serbia and Montenegro. This will be of interest to arsenal as we are looking in to starting up getting more links in the eastern block.
In 2007 he stepped down from the board room and took over at grampus 8 in 2008.Nagoya fans worried about his lack of experience as a coach, however his team finished in 3rd place and he led the club to AFC Champions League for the first time. I guess with only three years in management i would be for him to take over to, but then any manager who can score from the dugout is alright by me.
Read a great interview with dragan here
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