How old is Zlatko Dalic and which football teams has Croatia World Cup boss managed before?

ZLATKO DALIC is among the nominees for Men’s Coach of the Year at the Fifa The Best Awards.

It follows after guiding Croatia to the World Cup final, losing 4-2 to France in Russia.

Zlatko Dalic has a strong desire to prove himself on the biggest stagesEPA

How old is Zlatko Dalic?

BORN in Livno, the Croatian played as a defensive midfielder and enjoyed a 17-year career.

After two spells at Hadjuk Split, he settled at Varteks and enjoyed a successful period of 108 appearances between 1992 and 1996.

Dalic hung up his boots in 2000 and returned to Varteks in 2005 as boss.

Jobs all around Europe and the Middle East followed, before he took over as Croatian boss in 2017.

Dalic was born in October 1966 and is currently 51-years-old.


Which football teams has the Croatia boss managed before?

SINCE going into management just over a decade ago, Dalic has been at eight domestic clubs.

He joined Croatia only last year and was given a rolling contract that would be reviewed if he failed to qualify for the World Cup.

And it’s fair to say he has exceeded expectations, leading Croatia to their first-ever World Cup final.

Dalic’s full club history is as follows:

2005–2007: Varteks

2007–2008: Rijeka

2008–2009: Dinamo Tirana

2009–2010: Slaven Belupo

2010–2012: Al-Faisaly

2012–2013: Al-Hilal B

2013: Al-Hilal

2014–2017: Al-Ain

2017–present: Croatia

When is the Fifa The Best Awards?

The awards ceremony will take place TODAY.

It will get underway at 6.30pm.

The show is being held at London’s Royal Festival Hall – home to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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