Abu Dhabi: Al Dhafra have appointed German-born Serbian coach Vuk Rasovic to replace Macedonian Gjoko Hadzievski.

Hadzievski had led Al Dhafra to a 10th place league finish this season just one point shy of relegation.

Rasovic, 45, was in charge of Saudi Arabia’s Al Faisaly last season and led them to a sixth place league finish.

As a player he won three league titles and two cups with Partizan Belgrade also leading them to the league title as a manager in 2013.