Milan Šašić

Šašić as coach of MSV Duisburg (2011)

Milan Šašić ( born October 18, 1958 in Karlovac ) is a former Yugoslav football player and today's Croatian coach.


During his playing days Šašić was goalkeeper for NK Karlovac. In 1991, he came home on leave to Germany. At the same time civil war broke out in Croatia and his family later left the home. Only in 1995 could convince him to train the B- Class Eleven of the DJK Gebhardshain stones stream for several months. He then moved to VfL Hamm / Sieg and was there for several years for the reserve charge. He later took the hammer Oberliga - Eleven. After that, he had to obtain a residence permit in Germany, find work. Since he did not do that as a football coach, he worked for a road construction company in Heuzert (Westerwald ).

As of July 2002 Šašić was coach at the TuS Koblenz and led the standing time before the financial and sporting club within two years from the Regional and within two more years to the 2nd Bundesliga. He was released after a series of five defeats in six games with four games before the end of the season 2006/ 07, without his team had until then been the relegation zone.

Prior to his return to professional football in February 2008 Šašić graduated from the DFB football teacher training course at the German Sport University in Cologne is to serve formally teams in the first and second divisions may. As part of this course attending, at VfL Bochum, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Prior to the 20th matchday of the 2007/08 season Šašić took over as coach at the 1 FC Kaiserslautern. The team on the final day prevented the descent into the low ranks. In the 2008 /09 season, FCK played under his direction for the promotion to the Bundesliga, but could not keep his strong form from the first round in the return series. In May 2009 Šašić was dismissed, but also under his successor Alois Schwartz did not rise to Kaiserslautern.

November 2, 2009 Šašić was coach of second division club MSV Duisburg. He succeeds Peter Neururer, who had been on leave three days earlier. In the 2010/11 season he led the MSV Duisburg in the DFB Cup final, which they lost 0:5 against FC Schalke 04. On October 27, 2011, the MSV Duisburg separated from Šašić after the club was eliminated on the previous day by a 0-2 defeat at third division Holstein Kiel from the DFB Cup.

On September 13, 2013 Šašić was introduced as the new coach of 1.FC Saarbrücken. After almost five months in office, the head coach of Saarbrücken, he was on February 10, 2014 after a prolonged losing streak and the resulting therefrom last place the 3rd League announced his retirement.


Šašić is father of the German national team Célia Šašić.