Juan Carlos Oliva
|Full name||Juan Carlos Oliva Fornos|
|Date of birth||4 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Mequinenza, Spain|
|2013–2014||Al Ain (assistant)|
Born in Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Oliva started coaching at an early age, his beginnings being in amateur football. In 2005, he arrived at Deportivo Alavés, being first assigned to the reserves in the third division.
In early 2006, Oliva was appointed at the first team following the sacking of Chuchi Cos, being in charge for five games – three wins, one draw and only one loss, against FC Barcelona – before being dismissed himself by eccentric club chairman Dmitry Piterman. Alavés would finally suffer relegation from La Liga.
Returned to the third level with CE L'Hospitalet, Oliva led the Catalans to the fourth position in the regular season and the subsequent promotion playoffs, which ended without success. After a few months in Greece with Aris FC, he returned to his country and its division three, being one of three managers for Villarreal CF B as the Valencian side finished in midtable.
In 2008–09, Oliva returned to the top flight, acting as assistant for both Manolo Zambrano and his successor Lucas Alcaraz as Recreativo de Huelva finally ranked in the 20th and last position. In late January 2010 he was fired by UD Salamanca, but the Castile and León team finally managed to stay afloat in the second tier.
On 6 December 2010 Oliva joined Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the second division, replacing sacked Luis César Sampedro as the team ranked in last position. He managed to finally lead it out of the relegation zone, notably with a 3–1 home win against eventual champions Real Betis on 15 May 2011.
- Piterman se carga a Juan Carlos Oliva por "insubordinación" (Piterman ousts Juan Carlos Oliva for "insubordination"); 20 Minutos, 16 February 2006 (Spanish)
- Juan Carlos Oliva, nuevo técnico del Nàstic (Juan Carlos Oliva, new Nàstic coach); Marca, 6 December 2010 (Spanish)
- El Nástic aplaza el alirón matemático del Betis (Nástic postpones Betis' virtual celebrations); Marca, 15 May 2011 (Spanish)
- Oliva, destituido (Oliva, fired); Marca, 30 October 2011 (Spanish)