Darko Janacković

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Darko Janacković
Personal information
Full name Daniel Darko Janacković
Date of birth (1967-05-11) 11 May 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Pirot, Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sohar (Manager)
Youth career
1978–1980 Partizan
1980–1986 Dieppe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Radnički Pirot ? (?)
1987–1988 Belgrade ? (?)
1988–1990 Moreirense ? (?)
1990–1992 Beira-Mar ? (?)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Partizan U-19 (Assistant)
2001–2002 Belgrade U-18
2002–2003 Radnički Pirot
2004–2005 Avion
2006–2007 Hajduk Kula
2007 Metz (Scout)
2008 Sétif
2008 CS Constantine
2009 MO Constantine
2010–2011 Persib Bandung
2012–2013 East Riffa
2013–2014 Pelita Bandung Raya
2014–2015 RC Arbaâ
2016– Sohar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Darko Janacković commonly known as Darko Janacković (born 11 May 1967) is a Serbian-born French football manager and a former footballer who is the current manager of Sohar SC of Oman Professional League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born and raised in Pirot, Yugoslavia, he began his footballing career in 1978 with Belgrade-based FK Partizan. In 1980, he moved to France and more accurately to Dieppe where he began playing for FC Dieppe.

Yugoslavia[edit]

He began his professional footballing career in the year 1986 with Yugoslav Premier League and his hometown based side FK Radnički Pirot. In 1987, he moved to Belgrade where he signed a one-year contract with another Yugoslav Premier League side OFK Beograd.

Portugal[edit]

He first moved out of Yugoslavia in 1988 to Portugal where he signed a two-year contract with Segunda Liga side Moreirense F.C. In 1990, he moved to the city of Aveiro where he had a two-year stint with Primeira Liga side S.C. Beira-Mar, thus ending his professional footballing career as the Serbian met with a car accident later.

Managerial career[edit]

Darko holds the UEFA A Licence, the second highest football coaching qualification. He received the UEFA A Licence in 2009 from the Football Association of Serbia.

Yugoslavia[edit]

He began his managerial career in 2000 with the U-19 team of his former club, FK Partizan where he worked as an assistant to Serbian football manager, Zvonko Živković, helping his side clinch the trophy of the U-19 championship of Yugoslavia.

In 2001, he moved to Belgrade where he was appointed as the head coach of the U-18 team of his former club, OFK Belgrade. He helped his side secure the 3rd position in the 2001-02 U-18 championship of Yugoslavia.

Later in 2002, he moved back to his hometown, Pirot, where he was appointed as the head coach of his former club and Yugoslav Second League side, FK Radnički Pirot. He helped his club qualify for the Quarter-finals stage of the Yugoslav Cup in 2002.

France[edit]

He first moved out of Yugoslavia as a football manager in 2004 to France and more accurately to Avion where he was appointed as the head coach of Championnat de France Amateur side, CS Avion.

Serbia[edit]

In 2006, he moved to Serbia where he signed a one-year contract to be appointed as the head coach of Meridian Prva Liga (now known as Serbian SuperLiga) side, FK Hajduk Kula.

Back to France[edit]

He moved back to France in 2007 and began working as a scout for Ligue 1 side, FC Metz.

Algeria[edit]

In 2008, he again moved out of Serbia and this time to North Africa and more accurately to Algeria where he was appointed as the head coach of Algerian giants, ES Sétif.

Later in 2008, he moved to Constantine where he was appointed as the head coach of Algeria's oldest football club, CS Constantine.

In January 2009, he began coaching another Constantine-based side, MO Constantine[2][3] and helped them secure the 5th position in the championship.

He was also awarded the Best Manager of the Season award at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Indonesia[edit]

In 2010, he again moved out of Serbia and this time to Indonesia where he was appointed as the head coach of Indonesia Super League side, Persib Bandung on a one-year deal which was believed to be the most expensive deal of the season in Indonesia football.[4][5][6]

Bahrain[edit]

He moved to the Middle East and more accurately to Bahrain in July 2012, where he was appointed as the head coach of Bahraini Premier League side, East Riffa Club on a one-year contract.

Back to Indonesia[edit]

In January 2013, he moved back to Indonesia where he was appointed as the Technical director-cum-manager[7] of Indonesia Super League side, Persipasi Bandung Raya.[8][9][10][11]

Back to Algeria[edit]

In 2014, he moved back to Algeria and more accurately to Larbaâ where he began coaching Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side, RC Arbaâ.[12]

Oman[edit]

In January 2016, he again made a move to the Middle East and this time to Oman where on 23 January, he was appointed as the head coach of Sohar-based Oman Professional League side, Sohar SC for the remaining of the 2015–16 Oman Professional League season.[13][14] On 29 March 2016, Sohar SC management decided to part ways with the Serbia-born French manager.[15] In his short but successful stint at the Sohar-based side, he helped them finish at the fifth position in the 2015–16 season and also helped them secure the runners-up position in the 2015–16 Oman Professional League Cup,[16][17] which are the club's best ever performances in both the competitions, respectively.

Coaching courses[edit]

He has had the opportunity of participating in various coaching courses under top European managers like Arsene Wenger at Arsenal F.C. in August 2002, Raynald Denoueix at Real Sociedad in January 2003 and Vicente del Bosque at Real Madrid C.F. in February 2003.

Achievements as manager[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • With Partizan U-19 (Assistant Manager)
  • Yugoslav Championship U-18 (1):
  • Winners 2000-2001

References[edit]

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