Dejan Stanković (foto: /)
Former Serbian footballer Dejan Stanković has kicked off his new role as head coach of Hungarian champions Ferencvárosi with his first training session.
Stanković, who has previously played for football giants such as Red Star Belgrade, Lazio, and Inter Milan, arrived in Budapest at the beginning of the week to take over the reins of the Hungarian powerhouse. The coach held his inaugural training session yesterday, capitalizing on the international break to get acquainted with his new squad.
In a departure from his usual team colors, Stanković was seen donning Ferencvárosi's green and black for the first time in his career. The Serbian has a rich history in football, having also coached Udinese, Red Star Belgrade, and Sampdoria.
The club released a video on their social media channels showcasing snippets from Stanković's first training session. The footage revealed the coach holding a pre-training meeting with the players in the locker room, greeting each one individually before taking to the field with a stopwatch around his neck, a signature move that fans have come to associate with his coaching style.
Interestingly, Stanković also took the time to watch the Serbia-Hungary match last night, a game that holds sentimental value for the Serbian native. The match was played in his hometown of Belgrade.
Ferencvárosi currently leads the Hungarian league table and hopes that the appointment of Stanković will bolster their chances in upcoming European competitions.