Romeo Jozak

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Romeo Jozak
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-10-11) 11 October 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia
Club information
Current team
Kuwait (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1994 HNK Orijent 1919
Teams managed
Dinamo Zagreb (assistant)
Libya (assistant)
Osijek (assistant)
2017–2018 Legia Warsaw
2018– Kuwait
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Romeo Jozak (born 11 October 1972) is a Croatian football manager and former player who currently manages Kuwait national team.

Early career

Jozak grew up in a family of mathematics and physics teachers.[citation needed] He ended his football career early due to a serious injury at the age of twenty-two while playing at the club NK Orijent Rijeka.[1] During the Croatian War of Independence, he stayed in Zagreb. Soon after he was awarded a scholarship to the United States, where he also worked as an instructor at youth summer camps. After returning, he started training with Ilija Lončarević[citation needed]), assisting him as an assistant at Dinamo Zagreb (2001-2002[citation needed] and 2004-2005[citation needed]), the Libya team (2003-2004[citation needed] and 2005-2006[citation needed]) and NK Osijek (2006-2008[citation needed]). At the same time, he completed his doctorate education at the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb.

Coaching career

He parted ways with the Croatian Football Federation in March 2017. Then returning to Dinamo Zagreb as a sports director[citation needed], but he only staying there for four months[citation needed]. After the dismissal of Dinamo Zagreb's head coach, Ivaylo Petev, Jozak hinted at taking over for the vacant head coach position[citation needed]. The board replaced Petev with Mario Cvitanović and Jozak soon after decided to resign[citation needed].

On 13 September 2017, Jozak was hired as the manager of Polish club Legia Warsaw.[2] On 15 April 2018 he was fired.[3]

On 14 April 2018, Romeo Jozak was fired from his manager position at Legia Warsaw.[4] On 27 July 2018, Romeo Jozak has been hired as Kuwait national team head coach.


  1. ^ Lesički, Alen (10 September 2015). "DOKTOR NOGOMETA I PONAJBOLJI STUDENT Tko je čovjek koji bira novog izbornika hrvatske reprezentacije?" [The doctor of football and one of the best students: Who is the person who is choosing the new coach of the national team?]. (in Croatian). Jutarnji Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile". Interia. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Profile". Interia. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^,65039,23273224,ekstraklasa-romeo-jozak-zwolniony-czyli-krotka-lekcja-myslenia.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links

  • Romeo Jozak Official website (in English)
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