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Wednesday December 4 2019
Paratici: 'Miha close to Juve job'

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was close to getting the Juventus job earlier in his career, reveals sporting director Fabio Paratici.

Mihajlovic restored his reputation as a top Serie A coach last season, guiding Bologna to safety after failed spells in charge of Milan and Torino. 

And Paratici says it was a “relief” to see the Serb back in a dugout.

“It was very nice to see him on the bench, a relief,” he told Tuttosport. “I am a friend of Sinisa’s, a very good friend.

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Sunday December 1 2019
Dzemaili: 'You can tell Miha influence'

Bologna midfielder Blerim Dzemaili assures it’s no coincidence they fought back to beat Napoli 2-1 after Sinisa Mihajlovic’s return.

The coach has been battling leukaemia since July, but was discharged last week following a bone marrow transplant and – although he was not on the bench this evening – he did attend their training sessions.

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Sunday December 1 2019
Nurse: 'Mihajlovic during games...'

Sinisa Mihajlovic’s nurse revealed what it was like having the Bologna coach as a patient. “During games, you could hear him shout through the whole ward.”

The 50-year-old was diagnosed with leukaemia in July and spent most of the last four months at the Sant’Orsola clinic in Bologna.

He returned to a press conference this week and used it to thank his nurses, naming Carmela Boscarino as his ‘guardian angel.’

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Saturday November 30 2019
Dzemaili: 'Difficult without Mihajlovic'

Blerim Dzemaili described “the most difficult moment” Bologna players faced during coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s leukaemia treatment.

The coach was diagnosed in July and had three rounds of chemotherapy, as well as last month’s bone marrow transplant.

“Last summer, from one day to the next, we found ourselves without our commander. It was a real shock,” midfielder Dzemaili told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Friday November 29 2019
Mihajlovic: 'Tired of crying'

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was visibly emotional at his first press conference since July, declaring “I’m tired of crying.”

The 50-year-old was dressed in red and blue when he entered the press room but, as he began thanking journalists for their attendance, was interrupted by his own squad.

“They always surprise me,” he said. “They’ll do anything to not train…”

Bologna captain Blerim Dzemaili stood up and reserved a few words for the returning coach, on behalf of the team.

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Friday November 29 2019
Zlatan: 'Milan my second home'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms Milan is “my second home” but calls Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic “a unique person” and claims he could play “until I’m 50”.

Milan and Bologna have both targeted the Swedish superstar ever since he announced he would be leaving LA Galaxy in December.

The Rossoneri have already offered him an 18-month contract, and they will be happy to hear about his connection to the fashion capital.

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Monday November 25 2019
Mihajlovic to hold press conference

Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic will hold a press conference on Friday - his first since the summer.

Bologna have won just one of their last 10 matches in Serie A and have lost Mihajlovic for large parts of the season as he continues his brave battle against leukaemia.

However, the club confirmed earlier that the Serb would face the press at 10:00 GMT on Friday, accompanied by his doctors from Sant'Orsola hospital, where he has been receiving medical treatment.

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Sunday November 24 2019
De Leo: 'Only result positive for Bologna'

Bologna assistant coach Emilio De Leo is not satisfied with their performance in a 2-2 draw against Parma. "The only positive was the result."

The Rossoblu were twice trailing at the Stadio Dall'Ara, but equalised in the last minute through Blerim Dzemaili.

"From a tactical point of view, Parma had made the game develop in a way that they know how to succeed," said Sinisa Mihajlovic's assistant in a press conference.

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Sunday November 24 2019
D'Aversa: 'Parma deserve more credit'

Roberto D'Aversa complains not many people in Italy are talking about Parma, despite them "sitting in eighth position in the table and without important players."

They visit Emilia-Romagna rivals Bologna today at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

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Saturday November 23 2019
De Leo: 'Miha can change everything'

Bologna assistant Emilio De Leo trusts Sinisa Mihajlovic's "presence will help us greatly" after the coach underwent a bone marrow transplant.

Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukaemia in July and had three courses of chemotherapy.

He was discharged from hospital last week and a statement on the club site confirmed Mihajlovic had undergone a bone marrow transplant from a non-related donor.

The Rossoblu are on a bad run of form, and have only won once in their last six games in Serie A ahead of the Emilia-Romagna Derby. 

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