Football Tribe Awards Encore: 2017’s Top 5 Managers in Asia

The former “Team Melli” manager returned to Iran in 2015 to resurrect Tehran giants Persepolis. In his first full season on the Persepolis bench his side fell just short in the league on goal difference but in the second one, Ivankovic’s men clinched the trophy three weeks before the end of the season. In 2017 Persepolis also won the Super Cup and reached the AFC Champions League semi-final

More than their results, Persepolis’ performances in last two years have cemented Branko’s position amongst the Reds fans. In the current campaign they remain on top with a nine-point buffer ahead of second place, and it looks as though Branko will have another successful year ahead of him.