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The Opposition Manager - Scotland VS Slovenia
Opposition Manager: Slovenia vs Scotland
SLOVENIA: SRECKO KATANEC
Katanec, 54, has vast experience at international level. He has coached Slovenian Under-21s, Macedonia and United Arab Emirates and took over the reins of the Slovenia senior side for a second time on 4 January 2013.
His playing career included spells with Stuttgart and Sampdoria, winning caps with Yugoslavia and, after gaining independence, Slovenia.
Katanec’s coaching career kicked off with a two-year spell co-managing the Under-21s.
After a short spell in charge of club side Gorica, he was named Slovenia boss for the first time in 1998 and was a major success, steering the country to the finals of both Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup. After resigning as national manager, Katanec was appointed boss of Greek giants Olympiakos in November 2002. Two more national jobs followed, with his next stop Macedonia in 2006. After a three-year spell, he was appointed manager of UAE before returning to the Slovenia hotseat four years ago.