|Full name Jozef Chovanec|
Name Jozef Chovanec
Role Football player
Height 1.89 m
|Date of birth (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 55)|
Place of birth Dolne Kockovce, Czechoslovakia
Jozef Chovanec (born 7 March 1960) is a former Czechoslovak football player and manager.
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As a player, Chovanec spent almost his whole career at Sparta Prague. In 1988, he moved to the Netherlands, to play briefly for PSV Eindhoven. He played for Czechoslovakia and was a participant in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
As a football manager he coached the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2001. He managed to qualify his team to Euro 2000 but then failed to do so for the World Cup 2002, being eliminated by Belgium in the play-off matches two times by 1-0.
On 8 October 2008, Chovanec returned to AC Sparta Prague for his fourth spell as manager and parted from the club in December 2011.
On 19 June 2012, Chovanec was appointed as head coach of UAE Pro-League side Baniyas SC.