SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Former Uganda Cranes tactician Laszlo Csaba is the new head coach of Indian club Chennaiyin FC ahead of the new Indian Super League season.
Csaba was officially unveiled by Chennaiyin on Sunday 30th August to replace former Bolton Wanderers coach Owen Coyle who left the club to join Jamshedpur FC, another Indian outfit.
Csaba, 56, last coached at Romanian club Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe but has previously coached at MTK Budapest, Dunajska Streda, Dundee United and Lithuania national team.
He was in charge of the Uganda National Team the Cranes between 2006 and 2008 before he left to join Hearts FC in the Scottish Premier League.
Csaba replaced Egyptian coach Mohammed Abbas and was later succeeded by Bobby Williamson in 2008.
Csaba guided Uganda Cranes to jump from 181st to 91st position in the FIFA rankings and beat Nigeria and Angola for the first time in history.
He was born in Romania but is a Hungarian national who played as a midfielder in his days until his career was cut short by a knee injury at only 27 years.
During his early coaching days, Csaba was an assistant coach to German legend Lothar Matthaus who was the Hungary national team coach in 2004.
His new side Chennaiyin FC finished fourth in the Indian Super League regular season and will be hoping for a better finish in the forthcoming campaign.
Laszlo Csaba’s Coaching Journey
2006: FC Sopron
2006–08: Uganda Cranes
2008–10: Heart of Midlothian
2012–13: Lithuania National Team
2015–16: MTK Budapest
2016–17: Dunajská Streda
2017–18: Dundee United
2019: Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe
2020–: Chennaiyin FC