Slaven Musa (born 21 June 1971) is a Bosnian professional football manager and former player who is working as an assistant coach in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Slaven Musa
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-06-21) 21 June 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bosnia and Herzegovina (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Velež Mostar 52 (8)
1992–1993 Zrinjski Mostar
1993–1994 Šibenik 31 (2)
1994–1995 Imotski
1995–1997 Široki Brijeg 55 (7)
1997–2002 Zrinjski Mostar 127 (37)
Total 265 (54)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Zrinjski Mostar (assistant)
2007–2010 Branitelj
2010–2012 Zrinjski Mostar
2012 GOŠK Gabela
2012–2015 Široki Brijeg
2015–2016 Široki Brijeg
2016–2017 Vitez
2017 GOŠK Gabela
2018 Čelik Zenica
2018–2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19
2020– Bosnia and Herzegovina (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Musa is mostly known for playing for Zrinjski Mostar, spending 6 years in total at the club, from 1992 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002.

Playing careerEdit

Musa started his career in Velež Mostar in 1989. His next club was Velež's fierce city rivals Zrinjski Mostar, where he was the first captain of the club after its refurbishment in 1992.

Musla also played for Šibenik and Široki Brijeg. In 1997, he returned to Zrinjski, where he played the last 5 years of his career. He was one of the club's best players at the time. In 2001, Musa received the trophy "Filip Šunjić - Pipa" as best player of the club on field and outside of it for the 2000–01 season.

In the media he was often emphasizing his love for the club and its supporters. In 2002, Musa finished his playing career at the age of only 31.

Managerial careerEdit

After finishing his playing career, Musa was an assistant coach at Zrinjski Mostar in the seasons 2002–03 and 2003–04. He led the first team in one match. After Zrinjski, he went to Branitelj and stayed the club manager for 4 years. In the meantime, Musa earned an UEFA Pro Licence.

His ambition was to be the manager of bigger clubs in the country, like Široki Brijeg or Zrinjski one day. In 2010, Musa and his team Branitelj made a sensation, by eliminating Premier League club Leotar from the Bosnian Cup.

In November 2010, he was appointed as Zrinjski manager, and his longtime wish finally came true. He stayed as manager of Zrinjski for about two years, before resigning after not as good results as he hoped six rounds before the end of the 2011–12 league season.[1]

At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Musa became new manager of GOŠK Gabela.[2] He left the club after a series of bad results.

The same year Musa became the new manager of Široki Brijeg.[3] In his first season with the club he won the Bosnian Cup beating Željezničar on penalties.[4] After 3 years of managing Široki Brijeg, in April 2015, Musa was sacked.[5] Though, after only 5 months after his firing, he was once again named manager of Široki.[6] On his own behalf, he left the club in July 2016.[7]

Musa then was the manager of Vitez from 2016 to 2017, GOŠK Gabela in 2017 and Čelik Zenica in 2018.

In June 2018, Musa became the new head coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U-19 national team.[8] On 25 January 2020, he was named as an assistant of Bosnia and Herzegovina national team head coach Dušan Bajević, which ultimately led him to leave the position of under-19 national team head coach.[9]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Široki Brijeg

ManagerEdit

Široki Brijeg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Musa resigned" (in Bosnian). SportSport.ba. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Slaven Musa new manager of GOŠK" (in Bosnian). SportSport.ba. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. ^ Slaven Musa na klupi Širokog Brijega at sportsport.ba, 13 August 2012
  4. ^ Boljim izvođenjem penala Široki osvojio Kup BiH at klix.ba, 14 May 2013
  5. ^ Smijenjen trener Širokog Brijega Slaven Musa at klix.ba, 19 April 2015
  6. ^ Slaven Musa ponovo na klupi Širokog Brijega at klix.ba, 10 September 2015
  7. ^ Slaven Musa podnio ostavku nakon ispadanja Širokog iz Evrope at klix.ba, 5 July 2016
  8. ^ ZVANIČNO Slaven Musa novi selektor U19 BiH at bih.ba, 19 June 2018
  9. ^ A. Pašić (25 January 2020). "Dušan Bajević odabrao pomoćnike!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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