Soccer manager who has won multiple league championships as the manager of Dinamo Zagreb, Shandong Luneng and Persepolis. Prior to his professional managerial career, he spent 12 years playing for Varteks.
He was both a player and coach in high school.
He won consecutive Iranian Manager of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018.
He married a lawyer named Vesna.
He ha coached Hossein Mahini at Persepolis.