Ivan Jurić

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Ivan Jurić
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Personal information
Date of birth (1975-08-25) 25 August 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Genoa (manager)
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
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivan Jurić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan jǔːritɕ];[1][2] born 25 August 1975 in Split) is a Croatian former footballer and manager of Italian club Genoa.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

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 outfit 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 the 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.[3]

International career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[4]

On 5 July 2011, new Inter manager Gian Piero Gasperini unveiled Jurić as one of his first team coaches in the new club,[5] 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.[6]

His Crotone side won promotion to the top flight Serie A for the 2016–17 season for the first time in the club's history.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]





  1. ^ "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Ìvan
  2. ^ "Jȕraj". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Júrić
  3. ^ "Genoa, addio al calcio giocato per Juric" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "F.C. Internazionale - Technical staff 2011/12". Internazionale web site. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  6. ^ "LO STAFF DEL MISTER" [THE COACHING STAFF] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Crotone promoted to Serie A for first time in their history". ESPN FC. ESPN. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  8. ^ "GENOA CFC – COMUNICATO STAMPA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Official: Ballardini out, Juric in". Football Italia. 9 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Sarri wins Panchina d'Oro". Football Italia. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

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