One goal kept Stojkovic from Premier League

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Goals change games in football but for Dragan Stojkovic, the man Arsene Wenger once tipped to succeed him at Arsenal, one goal altered the course of his career and landed him in China instead of at Premier League outfit Swansea City.

The 53-year-old Yugoslavia legend, who is managing Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League, told AFP he came within a whisker of joining Swansea in 2015 — and also turned down the chance to lead his native Serbia at this year’s World Cup.

 

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