Senad Kreso

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Senad Kreso
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Senad Kreso, Bosnian football manager
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-04-05) 5 April 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1962-1963 Sarajevo
1963-1969 UNIS Vogošća
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969-1975 UNIS Vogošća ? (?)
1975-1978 Jedinstvo Brčko ? (?)
1979 BAK Bela Crkva ? (?)
1980-1981 Goražde ? (?)
1981-1983 UNIS Vogošća ? (?)
Total ? (?)
Teams managed
1984-1986 UNIS Vogošća U-20
1986-1987 UNIS Vogošća
1987-1988 UNIS Vogošća U-20
1988-1989 Mladost Župča
1990-1992 UNIS Vogošća
1992-1996 Sarajevo U-20
1996-1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina U-19
1999-2000 Al-Qadsia
2000-2001 Al-Merrikh
2001 Al-Raed
2001-2002 Al-Fateh
2002-2003 Al-Ahli
2003-2004 Al-Muharraq
2004-2006 Al-Ahli
2006-2007 Bahrain U23
2007 Bahrain
2007-2009 Al-Najma
2009-2011 Dhofar
2011-2012 East Riffa
2013 Majees
2014 Busaiteen
2014 Al-Oruba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Senad Kreso (born 5 April 1955) is a Bosnian football manager and a former footballer who was recently the manager of Al-Oruba SC in the Oman Professional League.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Senad holds the UEFA A Licence, the second highest football coaching qualification. He has had a successful managerial career in various places across the globe at both the club and the national level like FK UNIS Vogošća, FK Mladost Župča, FK Sarajevo U-20 of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina U-19, Qadsia SC of Kuwait, Al-Merrikh SC of Sudan, Al-Raed and Al-Fateh SC of Saudi Arabia, Al-Ahli Club, Al-Najma, East Riffa Club, Busaiteen Club of Bahrain, Bahrain national under-23 football team and Bahrain national football team and Dhofar S.C.S.C., Majees SC and Al-Oruba SC of Oman.

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

He has had a successful managerial career from 1982 to in SR Bosnia and Herzegovina with FK Sarajevo, FK Olimpic, FK UNIS Vogošća and Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team.

Al-Qadsia[edit]

He first moved out of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999 to Kuwait where he was appointed as the manager of Qadsia SC.

Al-Merrikh[edit]

After spending one season at the Kuwait City-based club in 2000 he moved to North Africa where he was appointed as the manager of Sudan's most successful club Al-Merrikh SC. He led the club to win the 2000-2001 Sudan Premier League and 2001 Sudan Cup.

Al-Raed and Al-Fateh[edit]

He then moved to Saudi Arabia in 2001 where he was appointed as the manager of Al-Raed and later in the mid-season he was appointed as the manager of another Saudi Arabian club Al-Fateh SC.

Al-Ahli[edit]

His next move was to Bahrain in 2003 where he was appointed as the manager of Al-Ahli Club. He led the Manama-based club to win the Bahraini King's Cup in 2003.

Al-Muharraq[edit]

At the end of the season, he was appointed as the manager of Al-Muharraq SC. He helped the Muharraq-based club win the 2003–04 Bahraini Premier League.

Back to Al-Ahli[edit]

In 2004, he returned to Manama and was again appointed as the manager of Al-Ahli Club. This time he led the club to all three major titles of the Bahrain Football Association. Under the Bosnian manager, the club secured the second position in the 2005–06 Bahraini Premier League, achieved the runners-up place in Bahraini King's Cup in 2006 and also achieved the runners-up place in the 2005 Bahraini Crown Prince Cup.

Bahrain U-23 and Bahrain national team[edit]

After a two-years successful sting with both Al-Ahli Club and Al-Muharraq SC, the Bahrain Football Association appointed him as the manager of the Bahrain national under-23 football team. Looking at his success with the top clubs of Bahrain, the association appointed him as the manager of Bahrain national football team in 2007.[2] His first major task was to lead the national team in the region's biggest football tournament, the 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations. He led the Bahraini side to the semi-finals but had to face a tough 1-0 loss against their opponents Oman.

Al-Najma[edit]

At the end of the season he was appointed as the manager of another Manama-based club Al-Najma. He led the club to a runners-up place in the 2008 Bahraini King's Cup.

Dhofar[edit]

In 2009, he moved to Oman and on 26 December 2009 he was appointed as the manager of Salalah-based club Dhofar S.C.S.C. He led the club to the second position in the 2009–10 Oman Mobile League and the finals of the 2009 Sultan Qaboos Cup. The club management was happy with the efforts of the Bosnian and as a result on 29 May 2009 he signed a contract extension with Dhofar S.C.S.C.[3] This time he led the club to win the biggest and the most prestigious tournament of Oman, the 2011 Sultan Qaboos Cup. But after some disputes with the club management and due to some financial delays in December 2010, he decided to part company with the club.[4]

East Riffa[edit]

On 29 January 2012, he moved back to Bahrain and signed a one-year contract with East Riffa Club.[5]

Majees[edit]

Before the beginning of the inaugural season of the Oman Professional League on 13 August 2013 (2013-14 season) he was appointed as the manager of the newly promoted side Majees SC.[6] But after some disputes with the club management and due to some financial delays he decided to part company with the Majees-based club.[7]

Busaiteen[edit]

On 18 December 2013, he again signed a contract with a Bahrain-based club and this time it was Busaiteen Club. He led the club to the finals of the 2014 Bahraini King's Cup but unfortunately had to face a loss after his previously managed club, East Riffa scored a goal in extra time to lift the Bahraini King's Cup for the third time.[8]

Al-Oruba[edit]

On 19 July 2014, he signed a one-year contract with another Omani club Al-Oruba SC. But after some disputes with the club management, he was sacked by the Sur-based club on 5 September 2014, some days before the beginning of the 2014–15 Oman Professional League.[9]

Achievements as manager[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Winners 2000-2001
  • Winners 2001
  • Winners 2003
  • Runners-up 2006
  • Runners-up 2008

References[edit]