Dynamos in talks with Rivaldo and Ciro

Roberto Carlos had revealed that he will not return as the side’s marquee player-cum-manager for the 2016-17 season.

Delhi Dynamos will have a new coach this season.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Delhi Dynamos is all set to finalise its coach for the next season in the coming week. The Indian Super League club is in talks with Brazilian legend, Rivaldo, and former Juventus gaffer Ciro Ferrara. “The talks are in an advanced stage and you can expect an announcement early next week. Both Ciro and Rivaldo bring in years of experience and the young players can benefit a lot,” sources told Sportstar.

Dynamos’ president Prashant Agarwal had met Ciro Ferrara on the sidelines of the ongoing EURO and the club’s official handle had shared a picture of the president with the former Italian defender. Ferrara represented the Azzurri in 49 international matches and was also part of the national squad in the 1990 World Cup. A Napoli magazine had earlier reported that the club and Ferraro were close to signing a deal.

The club, however, has also opened up talks with Rivaldo, who was an integral part of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-wining squad. The appointment of the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker will keep the Brazilian flavour intact in the club, which was managed by Roberto Carlos in the last season.

Delhi, which had the likes of Florent Malouda and John Arne Riise in the side, finished fourth in the League stage but was knocked out by FC Goa in the semifinals.

Following the exit, Carlos — Rivaldo’s former national teammate — had revealed that he will not return as the side’s marquee player-cum-manager for the 2016-17 season.

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