MUMBAI: Indian Super League side FC Pune City dealt a massive blow as their recently appointed head coach Marcos Paqueta has left them within a month of his appointment to join Brazilian Serie A side Botafogo.
Earlier this month Pune City had roped in Paqueta to replace Serbian mastermind Ranko Popovic, who parted ways after a successful 2017/18 season, but now again in the market for a coach.
The 59-year-old has succeeded Alberto Valentim at Botafogo, who left the Rio-based club last week and has proposals from Egyptian and Saudi clubs.
Paqueta has began his career in America-RJ in 1987. He worked in the age categories and achieved the achievements of the U-17 and U-20 World Cups with the Brazilian national team in 2003. He had a strong presence in the Arab world. He led Saudi Arabia in the 2006 World Cup and Libya at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012. He also worked in Qatar, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Iraq.