Ivan Jurić


Ivan Jurić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan jǔːritɕ];[1][2] born 25 August 1975) is a Croatian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder, and who will serve as manager of Serie A club Torino from 1 July 2021.[3]

Ivan Jurić
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-08-25) 25 August 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Split, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Torino (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Hajduk Split 53 (2)
1997–2001 Sevilla 64 (6)
2000Albacete (loan) 17 (1)
2001 Šibenik 2 (0)
2001–2006 Crotone 148 (10)
2006–2010 Genoa 84 (1)
Total 368 (20)
National team
1993 Croatia U17 2 (0)
1993–1994 Croatia U18 2 (0)
1993–1994 Croatia U19 4 (0)
1995 Croatia U20 2 (0)
1995–1997 Croatia U21 16 (1)
2009 Croatia 5 (0)
Teams managed
2011 Internazionale (assistant)
2012 Palermo (assistant)
2014–2015 Mantova
2015–2016 Crotone
2016–2017 Genoa
2017 Genoa
2018 Genoa
2019–2021 Hellas Verona
2021– Torino
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jurić spent most of his playing career and his entire managing career in Italy.

Playing career


Club career

A versatile and technically skilled midfielder or winger, Jurić started his career with Hajduk Split, where he played from 1993 to 1997. He then moved to Spain to join Sevilla FC, where he played from 1997 to 2001, except for a short loan to Albacete in 2000. After a short time back in Croatia with Šibenik, he moved in Italy in 2001 to join Serie B team Crotone, and then moved to Genoa in 2006, following his mentor Gian Piero Gasperini, his former head coach at Crotone. Since then, he established himself as a fan favourite, being protagonist of the rossoblu's return to Serie A, and then being appointed vice-captain for the team.

He announced his retirement on June 2010, at the age of 34, contemporaneously confirming his interest in becoming a football coach.[4]

International career

Jurić made his international debut for Croatia in a friendly match against Romania on 11 February 2009 and went on to play five times with his national team, though did not score any goals.

Coaching career


After retiring as a football, Jurić stayed at Genoa as youth team coach for the 2010–11 season. He passed the UEFA A coaching exam in June 2011.[5]

On 5 July 2011, new Inter manager Gian Piero Gasperini unveiled Jurić as one of his first team coaches in the new club,[6] but was removed from his post the following September together with Gasperini and his entire staff. He re-united with Gasperini in September 2012, as new assistant coach of his at Palermo.[7]

His Crotone side won promotion in 2015–16 season to the top flight Serie A for the 2016–17 season for the first time in the club's history.[8]

After achieving promotion with Crotone, he was offered to replace his mentor Gasperini at his former club Genoa in June 2016, which he accepted, thus becoming the new head coach of the Grifone.

He was sacked on 19 February 2017 after a 0–5 defeat against bottom-placed Pescara.[9] He was reinstated as Genoa manager on 10 April 2017 after the sacking of Andrea Mandorlini. On 9 October 2018, he was appointed manager of Genoa for a third time. On 6 December 2018, he was sacked again after losing to third tier Virtus Entella on penalties in the Coppa Italia.[10]

On July 2019 he was appointed at the helm of newly-promoted Serie A club Hellas Verona. Under his tenure with the Gialloblu, he competed in two top flight seasons with impressive results despite having one of the smallest budgets of the league. On 28 May 2021, Hellas Verona announced to have released him from his contract;[11] on the same day, he was unveiled as the new head coach of Torino, effective from 1 July 2021.[3]

Managerial statistics


As of match played 23 May 2021[12]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Mantova 17 June 2014 9 June 2015 41 15 8 18 40 36 +4 036.59
Crotone 9 June 2015 28 June 2016 45 25 13 7 64 39 +25 055.56
Genoa 28 June 2016 19 February 2017 28 8 7 13 36 49 −13 028.57
Genoa 10 April 2017 5 November 2017 20 4 4 12 20 33 −13 020.00
Genoa 9 October 2018 6 December 2018 8 0 4 4 10 18 −8 000.00
Hellas Verona 14 June 2019 28 May 2021 79 22 27 30 95 106 −11 027.85
Torino 28 May 2021 Present 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Career total 221 74 63 84 265 281 −16 033.48

Honours


Coach

Individual

References


  1. "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Ìvan
  2. "Jȕraj". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Júrić
  3. "Ivan Juric allenatore del Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. "Genoa, addio al calcio giocato per Juric" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  5. "Baggio's new life As a professional coach". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  6. "F.C. Internazionale - Technical staff 2011/12". Internazionale web site. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  7. "LO STAFF DEL MISTER" [THE COACHING STAFF] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  8. "Crotone promoted to Serie A for first time in their history". ESPN FC. ESPN. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  9. "GENOA CFC – COMUNICATO STAMPA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 19 February 2017. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  10. "Official: Ballardini out, Juric in". Football Italia. 9 October 2018.
  11. "Ivan Juric e Hellas Verona FC si separano" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  12. Ivan Jurić coach profile at Soccerway
  13. "Sarri wins Panchina d'Oro". Football Italia. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.