(P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Tanjong Pagar United, unless stated on the images itself.)
|Coach Vallee coached Etoile FC in 2010|
After all, Nenad Bacina, who reportedly stepped down from his post as Hougang United's coach recently, was spotted by this blogger towards the end of last year's campaign at Choa Chu Kang Stadium.
"I will be heading to Indonesia." said coach Neno (as Bacina is affectionately known as) to me, after I yelled out for him from a distance and the next thing we all knew that following a few outings at other games, the former Woodlands Wellington coach helmed the Cheetahs until of late when he was linked to the vacant post at Tampines Rovers.
|Coach Vallee (left) signs on contract as Jaguars' acting GM Richard Woon looks on|
Sharing his thoughts in a press release made known to the media by the Jaguars office, Coach Vallee explained his decision to return to the S.League.
"I have always wanted to coach a local club in Singapore and really want to be involved in Singapore football." said coach Vallee.
"As a club with rich history, I believe TPUFC will be a very good challenge for me.
"My ambition for TPUFC is to improve the club football and reach better standing in the league table." added the grey-haired tactician, who masterminded the Stars' (Etoile's nickname) achievements on its debut season in 2010 with a league and League Cup double.
|Coach Vallee posing next to the club's symbol - Jaguar|
"Supporters want to watch a team play good football, and I also want to develop a winning mentality for the team.
"To me, if you want to be ambitious, you must have a winning mentality."
"I hope the supporters will come to Queenstown and support the club. Most importantly, I want the supporters to enjoy coming for games." he said in the same release.
It was understood that coach Vallee will return to France to sort out some issues, and will be back in town early next month to begin his new appointment.
(P.S: Quotes by Coach Patrick Vallee extracted from the mentioned media release)