Position: Head Coach
Coaching career: FK Bečej (1994-96), FK Čukarički (1996-97), FK Obilić (1997-98), FK Budućnost Podgorica (1998-99), FK Vojvodina (1999-2000), Legia Warszawa (2000-03), Serbia and Montenegro Under-21s (2005-).
A left-sided midfielder in what was the best side Velez ever produced, Dragomir Okuka starred for the club – now in Bosnia-Herzegovina – in the former Yugoslavia. In 450 appearances for Velez between 1974 and 1985 he played alongside the likes of Dusan Bajević, Vahid Halilhodzić and goalkeeper Enver Marić, and although he was capped at U21 and Olympic level, a first-team call-up for Yugoslavia never materialised.
He spent the latter years of his career in Sweden, playing 64 matches for Örebro between 1985 and 1987 before finally hanging up his boots and moving into coaching in 1989 following a two-season spell at Motala.
As a coach, Okuka proved more of a success, kicking off with consecutive fourth-placed finishes and UEFA Intertoto Cup campaigns with his first club, Bejej, in the former Yugoslavia. He was similarly successful with Belgrade side Čukarički before leading Obilić to the national title in 1997/98. A subsequent move to Poland saw him secure a famous double of the Ekstraklasa and the League Cup with Legia in 2001/02.
Attack-minded both as a player and a coach, Okuka's opening matches as Serbia and Montenegro U21 coach saw him organise his players in a 4-5-1 system which can be modified to a more aggressive 4-3-3 to deadly effect. They underlined their progress by defeating neighbours Croatia 5-2 on aggregate in a play-off to reach this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Portugal.