Ivan Jovanović (coach)
|Date of birth||July 8, 1962|
|Place of birth||Loznica, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Current club||Al Nasr (Head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ivan Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ивaн Joвaнoвић; born July 8, 1962 in Loznica) is a Serbian football manager and former footballer. He is currently the head coach of Al Nasr SC in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.
Jovanović played for FK Rad in the Yugoslav First League during the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons. The next season, he transferred to the Greek side Iraklis Thessaloniki, where he played until the end of his career. During his spell in Iraklis, Jovanović evolved into one of the highest quality foreign players who ever played for the team.
During his managerial career he had won 9 trophies (4 Championships, 1 Cup, 4 Super Cups), all as the manager of APOEL. He also helped APOEL to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages for the first time in their history on 2009. Two years later, he repeated his achievement and just not only helped APOEL to qualify for the group stages of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, but achieved also to qualify for the quarter-finals by topping their group, beating Olympique Lyonnais in the last 16 on penalties, before being knocked-out by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. He is considered as the most successful manager in the history of APOEL.
During his seven-year spell at APOEL he has been awarded the "Coach of the Season" award by Cyprus Football Association six times. He has also been awarded the "Serbian Coach of the Year" award by Football Association of Serbia on 2011.
On 30 April 2013, APOEL announced that Ivan Jovanović decided to leave at the end of the 2012–13 season, after five-and-a-half consecutive (and seven in total) successful years in the club.
- Cypriot Cup: 1
- 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011
- Coach of the Season (Cyprus): 6
- 2003–04, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
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- "Ivan Jovanovic unveiled as new Al Nasr head coach". APOEL FC. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
|Serbian Coach of the Year