Boskov was most closely associated with Italian football, leading Sampdoria for six years in which he won the Scudetto, the Italian Super Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup and two Coppa Italia trophies.
Sampdoria also reached the European Cup final under the tutelage of the Serbian, losing to Barcelona in 1992 at Wembley.
Boskov’s career took in posts in Yugoslavia, as well as the Netherlands and Switzerland, with Real Zaragoza first port of call in Spain.
He spent a year at Zaragoza before moving to Madrid, winning the League and Cup double in 1979-80.
After leaving Los Blancos Boskov spent two years with Sporting Gijon.
Boskov was twice appointed coach of Yugoslavia, first between 1971 and 1973 and then again between 1999 and 2001.
His latter tenure took in a famous game against Spain at Euro 2000, in which La Roja triumphed 4-3.
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