Who's Marcos Paqueta, The World Cup Winner Manager of FC Pune City?

Sabari Jagannathan  |  Transfer Window  |  10 Months Ago

The Stallions look forward to fresh beginning for the fifth time in five ISL seasons as Marcos Paqueta is all set to take charge of the club. Ranko Popovic and the club parted ways after the most successful ISL campaign in their short history. The news came as a shock, as the Angry Serbian took them to ISL semi final which they did not manage to achieve in their first three seasons.


It is also notable that Popovic pointed out that the decision to part ways was mutual. Popovic got suspended multiple times last season for his sideline antics and Lewis, one of the members of his team accused the Serbian for picking out on him. Popovic defended himself by saying that he was only trying to get the best out of the winger. All said and done, the Orange Army will be thankful for Ranko Popovic for guiding them to their most successful season in ISL.

The Management acted swiftly and brought in an able replacement whose appointment will definitely make the Orange Army feel good for the upcoming season. Marcos Paqueta hails from the country that breathes football. He is coming to India with an impressive CV. 


He has led the U17 and U20 Brazilian sides to World Cup glory before taking over the reign of senior sides in Middle East. He has been at the helm of many Asian clubs including Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, guiding them to multiple titles. He also had a couple of stint as coach of national sides. He coached the Saudi National team and also oversaw a rapid growth of the national team of Libya. His recent managerial stint came with Al-Shorta in Iraq where he guided them to a 3rd place finish.


Marcos has over 30 years of managerial experience as he helped many successful international stars grow under his tutelage. As the CEO of Pune City pointed out, winning 22 trophies in 30 years is no mean feat and the Orange Army will be hoping that the Brazilian gaffer will add to his already impressive resume in upcoming months.

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