|Vladimir Jovanovic is taking over from Aleksandar Dzikic as head coach of the Serbian U20 national team|
Jovanovic has been handed the reins of the U20 national team, replacing former Krka Novo Mesto and Lietuvos Rytas boss Aleksandar Dzikic, who had coached the side during the last two years and led them to the semi-finals last summer.
Jovanovic had led the U18 Serbian side that included Dejan Musli and Danilo Andjusic to a gold medal at the European Championship in 2009 and remained in charge of the team the following summer, when Serbia finished in fourth place at the tournament in Lithuania.
The 39-year-old tactician joined Dusko Vujosevic's coaching staff at Partizan as an assistant in 2005 and was promoted to head coach in the summer of 2010, following his mentor's march to CSKA Moscow.
He stayed at the post for two seasons, until Vujosevic returned to the legendary Belgrade club in his previous capacity.
Jovanovic agreed terms with Ukranian champions Donetsk in the summer of 2012 but their collaboration was terminated last October.
His role at the U18 side will be assumed by Aleksandar Bucan, who was Dzikic's assistant at the U20 European Championship last summer.
This summer's U16 European Championship takes place in August in the Ukranian capital Kiev.