New coach Ranko Popovic was roped in after differences arose between former manager Antonio Habas and the club management. Popovic’s side has conducted their pre-season training in the city of Pune.
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The Stallions so far have played four pre-season games, of which they've won three and drawn one.
In their latest pre-season encounter, they took on fellow ISL rivals Chennaiyin FC in a closed-doors match and were held to a 2-2 draw. Marcelinho scored for the hosts first after which Bodo equalised for Chennaiyin. Gurtej's own goal would put the visitors in the lead for a period of time before Diego Carlos' equaliser.
The Pune-based outfit kick off their tournament against the Delhi Dynamos at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Pune on November 22.