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Pune FC to part ways with coach Derrick Pereira after four successful years

Pune FC to part ways with coach Derrick Pereira after four successful years

Pune FC

The former Mahindra United coach set to make a move to Goa and sign a new deal with Salgaocar FC in order to be closer to his family...

Pune Football Club's long-serving Coach Derrick Pereira will complete his tenure at the end of the current season (2012-13).

Head Operations Pune FC, Chirag Tanna said, "The 51-year-old’s departure brings to an end a fantastic spell."

“Derrick has been excellent ambassador during his stay at Pune FC. We wish him well for all his success in future endeavors,” he added.

Coach Pereira, meanwhile, will return to home-state in Goa and sign a new deal with Salgaocar FC in order to be closer to his family.

During his four-season stint at Pune FC, the club finished third in I-League 2009-10; fifth in 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively and currently remains in contention of a Top-3 finish.

Coach Pereira’s last game for Pune FC will be the home game against Pailan Arrows on 11th May, 2013.

Tanna added, "The team has worked very hard through the season with the focus finishing the season on a high. The management will announce the new coach shortly."

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