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Who is Hellas Verona manager Ivan Jurić?
Ivan Jurić is the current manager of Hellas Verona and was born in Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, in 1975. He is one of only three foreign managers taking charge of teams in the Serie A this season.
Before Jurić made the move into the management side of the game some ten years ago, he was a player. A winger who was famed for his flair and eccentricity, Ivan Jurić began his career with Hadjuk Split, one of his local teams who played in the top tier of Croatian football. Even before he had made his first senior appearance, Jurić was representing his nation on the international stage; he got his first cap for Croatia at under-17 level in 1993. After this he would go on to make over a half-century of appearances for the club, scoring twice in the process. After four years with the Croatian club, however, it became clear that Jurić needed to test himself at a higher level elsewhere in Europe.
With this in mind, he made the journey to Spain where he joined Sevilla at the start of the 1997/1998 season. He played in La Liga for several years from his first season to his last in 2001. During this time he also spent a brief loan spell at Albacete where he made 17 appearances when he was struggling for game time in Seville. In total he would make 64 league appearances for the iconic Spanish side, scoring six goals along the way. Eventually, however, Ivan Jurić decided that in order to get more game time he would need to force a move away from the club, an endeavour in which he eventually succeeded in the January transfer window of 2001.
Amid speculation that Jurić was feeling homesick, his preferred destination was Šibenik back in his native Croatia. The move would transpire to be a bit of a strange one for all parties concerned, Jurić played just twice in a very brief spell before deciding to return to 'elite' football in Europe. He moved to Crotone and got his first taste of Italian football in 2001 - clearly he enjoyed it as he has not left the country in a professional role since this day, as either a player or a manager. With Croton, Jurić became a hit with the fans. He was instrumental in their promotion back to the top-flight after a long absence and was appointed second in line for the captain's armband shortly after. Croton would turn out to be the club that Jurić spent the longest amount of time at, and also the one for whom he made the most appearances. He played for half a decade, making 148 appearances and scoring ten goals in a very happy spell.
Before retiring he would spend another happy four years in Italy with Genoa. He eventually hung up his boots in 2010 after making 368 senior appearances and being capped five times for his country.
Following his retirement, Jurić moved to Milan to become assistant manager to Gian Piero Gasperini at Internazionale. It was a brief spell, however, and Jurić was dismissed along with Gasperini in the same season following a terrible run of results. From here he would go on to another Italian club, Palermo, where he would spend another short spell as assistant to Gasperini before once again being dismissed. He then decided to go his own way in management and left Gasperini to take his first solo position, at Serie C side Montova. He stayed for a disappointing season before moving to Crotone at the start of the 2015/16 campaign.
It was at Crotone that he really began to make a name for himself as a coach, his side were promoted at the end of the 2015/2016 season. He chose not to stay with the side, however, opting to move to Genoa for the start of the following season instead. His time at Genoa was bizarre; he was appointed and then sacked three times in just two years before eventually deciding to leave the club permanently in 2018.
He took a short break from management before returning with Hellas Veronas in 2019 where he will take charge for the coming season.