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Lynx17 June 18th, 2015 16:08

Croatian coaches in Europe/Abroad
 
It's time for a separate thread. Enough of our coaches to keep a track of.




HajdukSplit June 18th, 2015 16:53

EUROPE
Slaven Bilic - West Ham United (ENG)
Igor Tudor - PAOK (GRE)
Nenad Bjelica - Spezia (ITA)
Robert Prosinecki - Azerbaijan National Team
Robert Jarni - Puskas Akademia (HUN)
Igor Jovicevic - Karpaty Lviv (UKR)
Ivan Juric - Crotone (ITA)

The most high profile manager is of course Bilic, the first Croatian to manage full time in the English Premier League after Zajec had a short interim spell at Portsmouth. Tudor gets a big opportunity at PAOK, a top 3 club in Greece with Euro pedigree. Bjelica seems to be another promising coach, having led Austria Wien in the Champions League and doing well at Spezia. Prosinecki is the only Croatian manager at NT level with Azerbaijan, so far unbeaten in official matches

Non-EU
Zlatko Dalic - Al-Ain (UAE)
Zlatko Kranjcar - Al-Ahli (QAT)
Branko Ivankovic - Persepolis (IRN)
Luka Bonacic - Al-Shahania (QAT)
Marijo Tot - Changchun Yatai (CHN)
Dragan Skocic - Foolad (IRN)
Goran Tomic - Tianjin (CHN)

The most successful by far is Zlatko Dalic who is making a name for himself in the Middle East. He has some success in the Asian CL as well leading Al-Ain to the semis one season. Kranjcar and Ivankovic with some success in Asia as well and probably at a point in their career where they are happy to stay there. Former Dinamo manager, Marijo Tot, has just been appointed a manager in China

Anybody else? There are probably some in lesser known leagues...

Igor Stimac has been linked with a move to Iran after being relegated with Zadar. There was a Croatian manager in the 2.BL named Tomislav Stipic but he was sacked after Aue was relegated

Maradona June 18th, 2015 16:55

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Originally Posted by HajdukSplit (Post 18397657)
EUROPE
Slaven Bilic - West Ham United (ENG)
Igor Tudor - PAOK (GRE)
Nenad Bjelica - Spezia (ITA)
Robert Prosinecki - Azerbaijan National Team
Robert Jarni - Puskas Akademia (HUN)
Igor Jovicevic - Karpaty Lviv (UKR)
Ivan Juric - Crotone (ITA)

The most high profile manager is of course Bilic, the first Croatian to manage full time in the English Premier League after Zajec had a short interim spell at Portsmouth. Tudor gets a big opportunity at PAOK, a top 3 club in Greece with Euro pedigree. Bjelica seems to be another promising coach, having led Austria Wien in the Champions League and doing well at Spezia. Prosinecki is the only Croatian manager at NT level with Azerbaijan, so far unbeaten in official matches

Non-EU
Zlatko Dalic - Al-Ain (UAE)
Zlatko Kranjcar - Al-Ahli (QAT)
Branko Ivankovic - Persepolis (IRN)
Luka Bonacic - Al-Shahania (QAT)
Marijo Tot - Changchun Yatai (CHN)
Dragan Skocic - Foolad (IRN)
Goran Tomic - Tianjin (CHN)

The most successful by far is Zlatko Dalic who is making a name for himself in the Middle East. He has some success in the Asian CL as well leading Al-Ain to the semis one season. Kranjcar and Ivankovic with some success in Asia as well and probably at a point in their career where they are happy to stay there. Former Dinamo manager, Marijo Tot, has just been appointed a manager in China

Anybody else? There are probably some in lesser known leagues...

Igor Stimac has been linked with a move to Iran after being relegated with Zadar. There was a Croatian manager in the 2.BL named Tomislav Stipic but he was sacked after Aue was relegated

I'm not sure if this is relevant but Boro Primorac is a "first team coach" at Arsenal...he doesn't make the final decisions but he coaches.

pivorakija June 18th, 2015 17:03

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Originally Posted by Maradona (Post 18397689)
I'm not sure if this is relevant but Boro Primorac is a "first team coach" at Arsenal...he doesn't make the final decisions but he coaches.

:thmbup:

croatian batman June 18th, 2015 18:31

Does Petkovic count as one?

Lynx17 June 18th, 2015 18:35


Lynx17 June 18th, 2015 19:46


Nepoznat June 19th, 2015 01:58

I don't know if I count for this thread but just today I received my US National F Level Coaching License (true story!):

http://i.imgur.com/dzEjqJZ.png

Nepoznat - Montville (NJ Youth Soccer)

;)

baraba June 19th, 2015 02:32

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Originally Posted by Nepoznat (Post 18400889)
I don't know if I count for this thread but just today I received my US National F Level Coaching License (true story!):

http://i.imgur.com/dzEjqJZ.png

Nepoznat - Montville (NJ Youth Soccer)

;)

How long is the contract and how big is the salary? ;)

Lynx17 June 19th, 2015 03:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nepoznat (Post 18400889)
I don't know if I count for this thread but just today I received my US National F Level Coaching License (true story!):

http://i.imgur.com/dzEjqJZ.png

Nepoznat - Montville (NJ Youth Soccer)

;)



"F" ? What is that, the grade they gave you??

:rimshot:






Just kidding nepoznat. Congrats. :thumbsup:

dinamozagreb86 June 19th, 2015 04:19

:howler:

Congrats Nepoznat. I'll like to get a coaching license one day aswell if time allows out.

dinamozagreb86 June 19th, 2015 04:20

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Originally Posted by croatian batman (Post 18398385)
Does Petkovic count as one?

Was gonna ask the same thing. I've never heard anyone hear really talk about him.

HajdukSplit June 19th, 2015 04:40

Well he is Croatian but the majority of his footballing career has been in Switzerland

Vukusic June 19th, 2015 06:13

"F" = "F**king Awesome".

Seriously though, well done nezo for working with kids to improve their skills.

Unlike a lot of Europeans, I would like to see more Americans (and not freeloaders like Gerrard) break through. Progress has been made but it's inevitably slow.

The States produces a decent flow of keepers but my theory is that this is essentially due to the three main US sports involving hand to ball contact.

Brad Friedel, who retired last month, was a seriously excellent keeper IMO as well as being a top, top professional. If he wants to, he'll get a top coaching job easily.

Tim Howard has his "moments" but is also damn good (see last year's WC).

Outfield is more complicated but Dempsey has had a good carrer and my personal favourite was McBride, a highly underrated player (by the English).

SPURS_LUKA_FAN June 19th, 2015 07:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nepoznat (Post 18400889)
I don't know if I count for this thread but just today I received my US National F Level Coaching License (true story!):

http://i.imgur.com/dzEjqJZ.png

Nepoznat - Montville (NJ Youth Soccer)

;)

well done matey ..... :thmbup:

petro June 19th, 2015 17:57

Way to give to your community Nepoznat

Totally off topic... my son got his referees license and that is his summer job. 30 bucks a game as head ref and 20 for linesman... it's a nice gig for 15 year old.

CroatTommy June 19th, 2015 23:06

Seems like Stimac is signing with a team in Iran :eekani::D

HajdukSplit June 21st, 2015 23:10

Stimac's proposed move to Esteghlal has broken down, he returns to Zadar for now

CroatTommy June 22nd, 2015 00:19

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Originally Posted by HajdukSplit (Post 18422810)
Stimac's proposed move to Esteghlal has broken down, he returns to Zadar for now

Maybe they actually met him :pp

majstor June 22nd, 2015 01:18

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Originally Posted by CroatTommy (Post 18423394)
Maybe they actually met him :pp

Good one CT...:smileani:


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