Pune: FC Pune City is set to open their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign of the season 4 on home turf at Balewadi Sports Complex on November 22 against Delhi Dynamos.
After parting ways with Spaniard Antonio Habas earlier this month, the team has handed the reins of the team to Serbian coach Ranko Popovic for the 2017-18 season.
The 50-year-old coach began his managerial career in 2001 with Austrian club TuS FC Arnfels followed by a stint with another Austrian club FC Pachern from 2004-2006.
“I am delighted to be joining FC Pune City. The people at the club, their vision and their values together with the opportunity to develop and build this team to its full potential made this an offer that was difficult to turn down. I can’t wait to get started,” said the newly appointed coach, who would look to guide Pune to play-offs for the first time.