Branko Tucak

Branko Tucak (born 19 June 1952) is a Croatian former professional football player who last coached the Rwandan national team.

Branko Tucak
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 69)
Place of birth Runović, Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1977 NK Zagreb
1977–1981 Dinamo Zagreb
1981–1983 Metz 62 (2)
1983–1984 Nancy 22 (0)
1984–1985 Angers 24 (0)
1985–1986 Kortrijk
1986–1987 Thionville 11 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Šibenik
1995–1996 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
1997–1998 NK Zagreb
1998–1999 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
2004 Al-Hilal Omdurman
2005 Al-Merrikh
2006 Pula
2008–2009 Rwanda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Club careerEdit

Tucak played for NK Zagreb,[1] NK Dinamo Zagreb, Metz, AS Nancy,[2] Angers, K.V. Kortrijk and Thionville.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Tucak was appointed manager of the Rwandan national team in April 2008,[4] and was sacked in November 2009.[5] He has also coached in Croatia, France,[6] Kuwait and Sudan.

In April 2014 it was announced that he was part of an 8-man shortlist to replace Eric Nshimiyimana as Rwanda manager.[7]

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "1.liga 1976/77". nogonet. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 7 May 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Les anciens joueurs". AS Nancy. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  3. ^ Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.
  4. ^ "Tucak appointed Rwanda coach". BBC Sport. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Rwanda sack Croatian coach Tucak". BBC Sport. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  6. ^ "France - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. 12 July 2007. Archived from the original on 4 August 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  7. ^ Andrew Jackson Oryada (25 April 2014). "Ratomir Dujkovic on shortlist for Rwanda coach position". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2014.