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Nikola Jurčević (born 14 September 1966) is a Croatian former professional footballer, who is the current manager of the Azerbaijan national team.[1]

Nikola Jurčević
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Personal information
Date of birth (1966-09-14) 14 September 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position
Club information
Current team
Azerbaijan (manager)
Youth career
Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Dinamo Zagreb 4 (0)
1986–1988 NK Zagreb
1988–1989 Royal Antwerp 1 (0)
1989–1991 NK Zagreb 33 (25)
1991–1995 SV Austria Salzburg 130 (42)
1995–1997 SC Freiburg 45 (5)
1997–1999 SV Austria Salzburg 31 (4)
Total 211 (51)
National team
1990–1996 Croatia 19 (2)
Teams managed
2002–2003 NK Zagreb
2003–2004 Dinamo Zagreb
2005 SV Austria Salzburg
2005 Slaven Belupo
2006–2012 Croatia (assistant)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Moscow (assistant)
2013–2015 Beşiktaş (assistant)
2015–2017 West Ham United (assistant)
2018 Dinamo Zagreb
2019– Azerbaijan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Managerial careerEdit

Jurčević started as a manager of NK Zagreb in 2002, but a year later he became the manager for Dinamo Zagreb. He celebrated Prva HNL and Croatian Cup in 2004. Later, he managed NK Slaven Belupo. He also worked as an assistant manager for the Croatia national team, assisting his former international teammates Slaven Bilić and Aljoša Asanović. On 18 September 2015, he was appointed as the assistant manager to Bilić at West Ham United.[2] He left the club along with Bilić's other coaching staff when the manager was sacked on 6 November 2017.[3] On 12 March 2018, he was named the manager of Croatian First Football League club Dinamo Zagreb, but he was sacked by club on 15 May 2018, after poor performance in the club. On 11 February 2019, he was named the new head coach for the Azerbaijan football team.

International statisticsEdit

International AppearancesEdit

Croatia national team
Year Apps Goals
1990 1 0
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 4 1
1995 4 1
1996 9 0
Total 19 2

International goalsEdit

Source:[4]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 August 1994 Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan   Israel
3 – 0
4 – 0
Friendly
2 15 November 1995 Bežigrad, Ljubljana   Slovenia
2 – 1
2 – 1
Euro 1996 Qualifying

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 9 September 2019[5]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
NK Zagreb 2002 2003 32 8 9 15 025.0
Dinamo Zagreb 2003 2004 54 32 15 7 059.3
Red Bull Salzburg 2005 2005 6 1 0 5 016.7
Slaven Belupo 2005 2005 18 6 4 8 033.3
Dinamo Zagreb 12 March 2018 15 May 2018 12 5 2 5 041.7
Azerbaijan 11 February 2019 Present 7 0 3 4 000
Total 128 52 32 44 040.6

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Croatia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Hammers appoint Jurcevic as new assistant manager". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Slaven Bilic: West Ham sack manager with team in the relegation zone". BBC Sport. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ Nikola Jurčević Statistics HNS. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Nikola Jurčević's Managerial statistics". hrnogomet.com. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  6. ^ HINA (15 May 2018). "Prvaci ostali bez trenera: Jurčević smijenjen nakon dva mjeseca". Novi List. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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