Al Arabi’s Croatian coach Luka Bonacic is no stranger to Qatar football, having guided Al Shahania and Al Ahli before taking over the reins of The Dream Team from Tunisian Qais Yaakoubi in the first phase of 2017-18 season QNB Stars League.
Bonacic has a highly-impressive CV. He has coached many clubs in his native Croatia, such as Varteks, Hajduk Split, NK Zagreb and Dynamo Tirana. He was also at the helm of top Iranian teams Sepahan, Foolad, Mes Kermen, Zob Ahan and Gostaresh, besides coaching Dubai side Al Nasr.
He famously took Sepahan to the 2007 AFC Champions League final, which they lost to Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds.