• New coach Vidakovic ready to guide Ceres


    Outgoing Ceres La Salle FC head coach Ali Go will aid in the transition process as newly appointed Serbian coach Risto Vidakovic takes the helm at start of the United Football League second round in August.

    Go, who replaced South Korean Cha Seung-ryong in 2014, has been designated as the club director of Ceres.

    According to the multi-awarded coach, he would be working hand in hand with Vidakovic in their next few games as part of transition period.

    “Hopefully, he knows the players better now but I’ll be there to keep on helping him because we have to be a team to make a difference and put the team one notch higher,” Go said.

    Vidakovic was introduced as new head coach of Ceres early this month to strengthen the team’s title-retention bid.

    The 47-year-old Vidakovic spent most of his professional career as a defender for Spanish La Liga team Real Betis. He held a top coaching position in Club Deportivo Motagua in Honduras in 2013. He also played for the Yugoslavian national team in 1991 before accumulating seven caps for Serbia and Montenegro from 1996 to 1998.

    Go explained that it requires a gradual process to introduce the Serbian manager to their existing system, “I think that’s our plan—to work together—and hopefully, make the team better,” he said.

    Vidakovic is expected to introduce a new system to the squad.

    “We’ll see what new system and what new style he will introduce to the team,” Go concluded.

    After the first round of games, Ceres is currently No.2 with nine wins, a draw and a loss.


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