Hodak was born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia, as the second child in a family with a strong military background. His father and brother were both army officers there. In his early years he spent most time playing basketball and football, not preferring one from the other as he excelled in both. There was neither a prominent figure that encouraged him, nor was there any history of sportsmen in his family, but Hodak carried on for fun, joining his friends. However at the age of 16, his local club NK Trnje began paying him for his services and he duly gave up basketball to focus his time and energy in football.
His coaching career began in Malaysia in 2006 with the now-defunct UPB-MyTeam, where he guided them to promotion into the Malaysian Super League. There he was responsible for the development of UPB-MyTeam’s very young squad, which produced many Malaysian national players, including Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Shakir Shaari, Bunyamin Umar, Syed Adney Syed Hussein, Stanley Samuel, Azmi Muslim, Nazrin Nawi and Azamuddin Akil.
Phnom Penh Crown
With Phnom Penh Crown he won the Cambodian League and qualified for the AFC President’s Cup Final Round for the first time in Cambodian football history.
With Shandong Luneng Taishan he won the Reserve CSL and he was assistant coach in the First team that lost the Chinese FA Cup final 2-1 to Tianjin Teda.
Hodak was appointed manager and head coach of Kelantan on March 2012. He made Kelantan history during his debut season, guiding them to a historic treble of the Malaysian FA Cup, Malaysian Super League and Malaysia Cup. The team also qualified for the 2012 AFC Cup quarter-finals where they lost to Arbil FC of Iraq, 3-6 on aggregate. In his second season with Kelantan,after losing 6 key players still team retained the FA Cup, but lost he league championship to LionsXII and Malaysia Cup final to Pahang FA. He leaves the team after the conclusion of the 2013 season.
Johor Darul Takzim
With Johor Darul Takzim he won the 2014 Malaysia Super League and qualified for the AFC Cup.Collect 44 point from 22 match and beat 1-0 sarawak at stadium negeri sarawak kuching.
- Kelantan FA
- Malaysia Super League (1): 2012 Champion
- Malaysia FA Cup (2): 2012, 2013 Champion
- Malaysia Cup (1) : 2012 Champion
- Malaysia Cup (1) : 2013 Runner Up
- Charity Shield (1) : 2013 Runner Up
- Johor Darul Takzim
- Malaysia Super League (1): 2014 Champion
- Charity Shield (1) : 2015 Champion
- Malaysia Cup (1) : 2014 Runner Up