|Date of birth||8 October 1944|
|Place of birth||Čajkovci, Independent State of Croatia|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Lončarević led Inker Zaprešić to the Croatian Cup title in 1992, but his arguably biggest success in management came when he won the Croatian championship with Dinamo Zagreb in 1999. In the 1990s, Lončarević was also in charge of several other Croatian teams including NK Zagreb, Marsonia, Slaven Belupo and Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
In the summer of 2000, after a short spell with Marsonia, Lončarević was appointed head coach at Čakovec, who just won their first promotion to the Croatian first division at the time, and led the club through the first part of the 2000-01 season. Under his management, Čakovec surprisingly came in position to fight for the fifth place in the Croatian league for some time during the autumn of 2000; they finished the season in 8th place. Lončarević left Čakovec in the winter break of the 2000-01 season and returned to Dinamo Zagreb for the 2001-02 season.
In 2003, Lončarević was appointed head coach of the Libyan national football team and led the team through their qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He was surprisingly sacked from the post in July 2004, although the team only lost one qualifying match until that time. After this first spell with the Libyan national team, Lončarević went on to take charge of Dinamo Zagreb in November 2004 and stayed there until the end of the season. In April 2005, however, Lončarević was appointed head coach of the Libyan national team for a second time, after their previous coach, Mohamed El Khemisy, resigned from the post following a 4-1 defeat to Egypt in the World Cup qualifiers.
Lončarević then led the Libyan team through their remaining four World Cup qualifiers, but did not have much of success as the team managed two goalless draws and suffered two 1-0 defeats. Libya finished fourth in their group, 10 points behind the group winners Ivory Coast. Despite the unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign, Lončarević remained in charge of the Libyan team for the 2006 African Cup of Nations. However, after Libya lost to Egypt and Ivory Coast in their first two group matches at the tournament, chairman of the Libyan Football Federation, Gamal Al Gaafari, announced that the coach will be relieved of his duties after the last group match against Morocco, which ended in a goalless draw.
Since November 2006, Lončarević has been in charge of Croatian first division team Osijek. The team finished sixth in the league during his first season there and in May 2007 he signed a contract to end with the finish of the 2008-09. In his second season with Osijek, in 2007-08, the team finished third in the league and qualified for the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
In summer 2009 Lončarević was put on charge of KF Tirana champions of Albanian Superliga. However, on October 6 2009, barely 5 weeks after the start of the Albanian Superliga, Lončarević gave his resignations without citing any reasons why he did that.
- As of 3 December 2017
|Inker Zaprešić||July 1990||November 1992||82||40||21||21||48.78|
|NK Zagreb||July 1994||November 1995||47||19||19||9||40.43|
|NK Slaven Belupo||1995||1996|
|NK Orijent||March 1997||June 1997||13||3||4||6||23.08|
|NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac||July 1997||November 1998||49||19||14||16||38.78|
|Croatia Zagreb||April 1999||June 1999||8||4||3||1||50.00|
|NK Čakovec||July 2000||December 2000||20||6||7||7||30.00|
|Dinamo Zagreb||April 2001||April 2002||50||31||8||11||62.00|
|Libya||September 2003||May 2004||10||6||4||0||60.00|
|Dinamo Zagreb||November 2004||March 2005||11||4||2||5||36.36|
|Libya||May 2005||Jan 2006||13||1||4||8||7.69|
|NK Osijek||November 2006||September 2008||62||27||12||23||43.55|
|NK Lokomotiva||January 2009||March 2009|
|KF Tirana||June 2009||October 2009||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Inter Zaprešić||April 2010||April 2012||66||25||11||30||37.88|
|HNK Gorica||April 2013||November 2014|
- Inter Zaprešić
- Slaven Belupo
- Dinamo Zagreb