Ionuț Popa in 2011
|Date of birth||17 April 1953|
|Place of birth||Săvârșin, Romania|
|Date of death||25 June 2020(aged 67)|
|Place of death||Arad, Romania|
|Unirea Sânicolau Mare|
|Dacia Unirea Brăila|
|1998–1999||West Petrom Pecica|
|2016–2018||ACS Poli Timișoara|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Popa was the coach of Liga I team Politehnica Iași from 2004, when they were promoted to the top league, until January 2009, becoming one of the longest serving coaches in Liga I. He quit his job due to a lack of funds. He was soon replaced by Cristiano Bergodi.
Politehnica Iași (2010)
- "Ionut Popa: E clar ca cineva m-a lucrat pe la spate" [Ionut Popa: It's clear something was going on behind my back] (in Romanian). RomanianSoccer.ro. 20 January 2009.
- Ionuț Popa coach profile at Soccerway