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Former Chennaiyin boss Bozidar Bandovic leaves Hanoi FC

Published at :October 16, 2023 at 1:03 AM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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Bozidar Bandovic took charge of Chennaiyin FC in 2020.

Head coach Bozidar Bandovic has parted ways with Hanoi FC, the V League 1 club announced on 7 October. Hanoi FC, who are competing in Group J of the AFC Champions League 2023/24, will temporarily be handled by Le Duc Tuan.

Montenegrin Bandovic's departure comes on the heels of Hanoi FC's poor start to their continenal campaign.

They suffered a 4-2 defeat against Korea Republic's Phang Steelers with defending champions Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan beating them 6-0 last Wednesday.

Hanoi FC are away to China PR's Wuhan Three Towns FC on Matchday Three of the AFC Champions League 2023/24 on October 24. 

Bozidar Bandovic at Chennaiyin FC

Bozidar Bandovic's coaching tenure at Chennaiyin FC was marked by a mix of highs and lows. The Serbian tactician took the helm of the Indian Super League (ISL) club in 2020 and faced several challenges throughout his tenure. Bandovic's approach to the game was characterized by an emphasis on solid defense and organized play, a departure from the club's previous more attacking style.

Under his guidance, Chennaiyin FC displayed periods of defensive resilience, but the team often struggled to find a consistent attacking rhythm. Bandovic's tactical choices received mixed reviews from fans and critics, as the club's performance fluctuated.

Despite the ups and downs, Bandovic's coaching contributed to Chennaiyin FC's ability to remain competitive in the ISL. His tenure demonstrated the complexities and demands of managing a football club in a highly competitive league, and his experience will likely leave a lasting impact on the team's development and future strategies.