ISL: Chennaiyin FC name Csaba Laszlo as head coach for 2020-21 season


Two-time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC on Sunday introduced the appointment of skilled Csaba Laszlo as their head coach for the 2020-21 season. It would be the 56-year-old Hungarian Laszlo’s first stint in Asia. He has greater than 20 years of training revel in at membership and world stage. The Romania-born Laszlo had training stints in 8 international locations, together with two nationwide groups — Uganda and Lithiania.

Laszlo changed Owen Coyle, who took the workforce to the overall within the 2019-20 ISL season. Coyle not too long ago moved to Jamshedpur FC as their head coach. “I am incredibly proud and happy to become the Head Coach of Chennaiyin FC. It is my privilege to join the club on its completion of six successful years. I believe Chennaiyin is a close-knit family-like club that chases excellence with absolutely passionate fans by its side at all times,” the Hungarian used to be quoted as pronouncing in a media free up.

“And I’m so happy now to be a part of this family. Together with my coaching staff, we will do everything possible to take Chennaiyin to greater heights.” Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani mentioned Laszlo has the credentials to carry good fortune to the membership.

“We are excited to bring Csaba onboard as Head Coach and believe he has the perfect credentials to bring success to our club. Along with his experience of coaching at the highest level in various leagues and countries,” Dani mentioned.

“Csaba also possesses proven expertise in unearthing and nurturing youngsters. Promoting budding Indian talent is at the forefront of our objectives at Chennaiyin, and Csaba fits the mould perfectly in that regard as well,” she added.

CFC had not too long ago introduced the retention of 11 Indian avid gamers from final ISL season’s squad, excluding preserving the services and products of Brazilian duo of defender Eli Sabiá and artistic midfielder Rafael Crivellaro. A central midfielder himself, Laszlo’s taking part in occupation comprised a number of golf equipment in Romania, Hungary and erstwhile West Germany sooner than he used to be pressured to retire because of a knee harm on the age of 27.

His early training occupation incorporated a spell on the Borussia Monchengladbach B workforce, the place he oversaw the invention of a number of long term stars, maximum particularly German world and FIFA World Cup bronze medalist Marcell Jansen.

He labored as assistant to German World Cup-winning legend Lothar Matthäus on the Hungary nationwide workforce.

Laszlo additionally was head coach of Hungarian giants Ferencváros and he received the 2005 Hungarian Coach of the Year award. He then assumed the function of Ugandan nationwide workforce boss, whom he took from 167 to 97 within the FIFA global ratings. He has additionally served as head coach of the Lithuanian nationwide workforce. Laszlo then made the transfer to Scottish top-flight facet Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) and helped them end 3rd within the standings and secured qualification to the inaugural UEFA Europa League.

Subsequently, he coached golf equipment in Belgium (Charleroi), Hungary (MTK Budapest), Slovakia (Dunajská Streda) and returned to Scotland with Dundee United within the 2017-18 season. His final training stint used to be with Romanian membership Sepsi OSK.



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