Jani Uotinen

Jani Uotinen (born 17 May 1978) is a Finnish former footballer. He played for two seasons in the Scottish Football League with Greenock Morton as a central midfielder.

Jani Uotinen
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-05-17) 17 May 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Kuusankoski, Finland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
KPV (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Kultsu 2 (0)
1996 Reipas 11 (2)
1996–1999 MyPa 63 (5)
2000–2002 Kuusankoski 38 (15)
2002–2004 Greenock Morton 54 (9)
2004 MyPa 8 (2)
2004 Rakuunat 6 (4)
2005–2008 VPS 63 (6)
2009 VIFK 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014 FC Jazz
2016 FC Jazz
2018–2019 SJK (U23)
2019– KPV
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In his homeland, he has played internationally for Finland's Futsal side as well as playing for MyPa, VPS and retired in July 2009 after playing with Vasa IFK (whom he joined in January 2009).

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring, it was announced in October 2009 that Uotinen had been hired as a youth coach for his former club VPS, having already worked as a youth coach for VPS earlier.[1][2]

In 2014, he moved to FC Jazz where he was hired as a youth coach as well.[3] However, in August 2014, he was appointed first team manager for the rest of the season after the departure of Jouni Joensuu.[4] Uotinen was in charge for 10 games, picking up 13 points, before the club at the end of October 2018 announced, that he would continue in his role as a youth coach.[5] In July 2016, he was once again appointed first team manager for the rest of the season, this time after the departure of John Allen.[6]

Uotinen left Jazz at the end of the season after it was announced already in November 2016, that he would join TPS as academy coach from the new year.[7] He left in November 2017 where his contract expired and it was immediately announced, that he would continue at SJK from the new year as an academy coach and manager of the club's U23 team.[8] He left the position in July 2019 and became the manager of KPV.[9]


Greenock MortonEdit


External linksEdit

Jani Uotinen at Soccerbase  


  1. ^ Jani Uotinen VPS-j:n valmennuspäälliköksi, pohjalainen.fi, 30 October 2009
  2. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (12 December 2013). "Three former Finnish favourites apply for Morton manager's job". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  3. ^ "FC Jazzille uusi valmennuspäällikkö" (in Finnish). FC Jazz. 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  4. ^ Jouni Joensuu jättää FC Jazzin päävalmentajan tehtävät, radiopori.fi, 5 August 2014
  5. ^ Jani Uotinen palaa junioreiden pariin, fcjazz.com, 28 October 2014
  6. ^ Jani Uotinen on FC Jazzin uusi päävalmentaja, fcjazz.com, 21 July 2016
  8. ^ SJK Akatemia uudistuu merkittävästi, sjk.fi, 29 November 2017
  9. ^ Jani Uotinen KPV:n päävalmentajaksi, kpv.fi, 22 July 2019