Miroslav Janů

Miroslav Janů
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-11-08)8 November 1959
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 24 January 2013(2013-01-24) (aged 53)
Place of death Surabaya, Indonesia
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
TJ Dynamo České Budějovice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1988 Slavia Prague 201 (5)
1988–1990 Bohemians Prague 35 (0)
1990–1992 Sabah
1992–1993 Bohemians Prague 4 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Most
2003 Persigo
2003–2005 PSM
2005–2006 Slavia Prague (assistant coach)
2007 Arema
2008–2010 Slavia Prague (youth coach)
2010–2011 Arema
2011–2012 Persela
2012–2013 Bhayangkara F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miroslav Janů (8 November 1959 – 24 January 2013) was a Czech football defender and later manager. As a player, he played a total of 240 matches in the Czechoslovak First League, scoring five times.

Playing career

Janů started his football career as a youth player at TJ Dynamo České Budějovice, before moving to Slavia Prague at the age of 17.[1] He played 201 matches for Slavia in an 11-year spell. He went on to play for Bohemians Prague for two years before heading to Malaysia. In the 1992–93 season he returned to Czechoslovakia, playing four more games for Bohemians. He finished his career with a total of 240 games in the Czechoslovak First League, having scored five goals.[1]

He played for the Czechoslovakia Olympic football team in some qualification matches for the 1988 Summer Olympics but the team didn't qualify for the tournament.[1]

Management career

In May 2002, Janů was appointed as manager of Czech 2. Liga side Most, replacing Luboš Urban. He was given the position until the end of the season, with five games remaining.[2]

Janů was appointed as assistant manager to Karel Jarolím at Slavia Prague in April 2005.[3] He left Slavia and moved to Indonesia in October 2006 to become the manager of Arema FC.[4]

His coaching adventure in Indonesia started in Persigo and then PSM.[citation needed] He led PSM to second place in the 2004 Liga Indonesia Premier Division. He joined Arema for a second time in the 2010–11 season, replacing Dutch winning manager, Robert Alberts. Arema finished the season in second place. Retire at Persebaya Surabaya


He died in Surabaya (Indonesia) on 24 January 2013 suffering a suspected heart attack.


  1. ^ a b c "Miroslav Janů". jihoceskyfotbal.cz (in Czech). Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Fotbalový Most odvolal trenéra Urbana". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 7 May 2002. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Csaplár skončil, do Slavie jde Jarolím". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 12 April 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Kouč Janů míří na asijskou misi". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2012.