Chennaiyin FC might appoint Real Betis legend Risto Vidakovic

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Former Real Betis icon and Serbia coach Risto Vidakovic is in talks with Chennaiyin FC of the Indian Super League. The Indian Super League’s Chennai-based side is hoping to hire the Serbian international as their manager for the 2021/22 season. The Romanian-Hungarian international Csaba László was hired for the 2020/21 season, however, he left at the end of the season.

Why can Risto be beneficial for Chennaiyin FC?

Risto Vidakovic has managed Asian clubs Maziya S and RC and is familiar with the Asian game. He is popular among his colleagues and has long been a fan of Asian football. The manager prefers an offensive style of play, adopting a 4-3-3 formation that is familiar to Chennaiyin FC. Without extensive training, both can easily adjust to one another. The Indian Super League franchise has received his resume, along with those of a few other hopefuls.

Risto Vidakovic won four straight titles with Ceres Negros FC and one Philippines Cup during his time there. During Risto Vidakovic’s time in charge of the Philippines’ top flight, his team had amassed 1.86 points.

Risto Vidakovic is a former Serbian footballer who played for clubs such as CA Osasuna and Real Betis as well as the Serbian top-flight. Before calling it quits, he also played with the now-defunct Poli Ejido. He quickly signed up for the coaching badges. He was hired as the assistant manager for the Serbian national team, based on his coaching credentials. For a year, he served as an assistant manager under Javier Clemente.

Real Murcia CF, a Segunda B-level club, soon hired him as an assistant manager. He took over as manager of Cadiz CF in 2010, however, despite averaging 1.75 points per game, he couldn’t survive more than 16 games. The greatest, though, was yet to come. He was named manager of Real Betis B, and he began his first extended tenure with the club. He was the manager of Betis’ second-string team for 44 games before stepping down. Later, he joined Ceres Negros FC of the Philippines.

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