Dragan Skocic

Quick Facts

Full Name Dragan Skocic
First Name Dragan
Last Name Skocic
Profession Football Coach
Nationality Croatian
Birth City Rijeka
Birth Country Croatia
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Virgo
Marital Status Married
Spouse Majda Skocic
No Of Children 3
Height 178 cm
Networth $5 M
Date of Birth September 3, 1968
Age 53 years
Married Date June 6, 2016

The head coach of the Iran national team is former player and Croatian professional football manager Dragan Skocic.

Before the World Cup, was he fired by Iran?

Despite sending the team to the tournament, Skocic was fired by Iran five months prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to reports.

In February 2020, Skocic became the team’s head coach. He won 15 of his first 18 games but dropped his final three.

With 25 points from 10 games in the third round of World Cup qualifiers, he had the best performance for the team.

According to reports, Iranian coaches like Javad Nekounam and Amir Ghalenoei are the front-runners for the position of head coach.

His Early Years And Upbringing

Skocic was created in Rijeka, Croatia. He started his playing career in 1987 as a midfielder for the nearby team Rijeka. He became the first footballer from Croatia to play abroad during his time with the Spanish clubs Las Palmas and Compostela. Dragan Skocic rejoined Rijeka, his former team, in 1996. After a brief stint with Al-Ittihad, he played for Novalja from 2001 to 2004 before retiring in 2004.

Dragan Skocic  career

After retiring from playing, Skocic continued on to complete the Football Academy at the Croatian Football Academy and the Coach Education and Training Department at the Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology.

After receiving the UEFA-PRO Coach Diploma and a Professional Bachelor of the Coaching Profession, he was appointed manager of his hometown team Rijeka in 2005. In the 2005–06 season, he led the team to the Croatian Cup.

He took over as Interblock Ljubljana’s head coach in 2007 and led the team out of a precarious league situation by assisting the team to stay in the top division.

In addition, he led the group to two championships. In 2007–2008, the group won a Super Cup and the Slovenian Cup. He took over as Al-head Arabi’s coach for the 2009–10 campaign, guiding them to the Federation Cup and Crown Prince Cup finals. He briefly played for the Saudi Arabian football team Al Nassr before going back to his home club.

However, due to a string of poor performances, he was relieved of his duties after only 43 days. He then took over Malavan on a two-year contract. The group produced its best league result since 2005 under his direction. From 2014 to 2016, he was employed by Foolad, Khooneh is Khooneh, Sanat Naft, and Iran.

Dragan Skocic: Instagram

He’s married and has adorable kids

Skocic is wed to the beautiful Majda Skocic. The couple exchanged vows in a beautiful wedding ceremony on June 6, 2016. They welcomed Ana, their first child, in 2018. Three kids are raised by Skocic as his own. He has a daughter named Nika and a son named Luka from a previous relationship. His daughter was born in 2000, and his son, Luka, in 1996.

Skocic is a devoted father who loves to spend time with his kids, especially his daughter Ana.

His daughter’s pictures are all over his social media accounts.

Below the picture of the father-daughter interaction, he added a sweet note: Your entire existence will suddenly make sense, and the answer to every one of your questions will come from hearing the name Ana repeated over and over again. You will see eternity in a pair of sparkling eyes.

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What is a Net worth?

Sources estimate Skocic’s net worth to be between $1 million and $5 million.