Chennaiyin FC and Bozidar Bandovic have mutually parted ways following its 5-0 defeat to FC Goa in the Hero Indian Super League in Goa on Wednesday. Syed Sabir Pasha, the club’s assistant coach will be the interim coach.

Bandovic was in-charge of the first team for 16 matches — winning five, drawing four and losing seven. Chennaiyin is placed eighth on the table with 19 points.

Bandovic came to Chennaiyin FC with an impressive CV having guided Buriram United to multiple record-breaking and title-winning seasons in the Thai Premier League. His style of football drew frequent criticism this year, as Chennaiyin struggled to find the net, with only 14 goals from 16 games making them the lowest-scoring side in the league this season.

Bandovic becomes the fifth managerial change in the Indian Super League this season, with Antonio Habas (ATK Mohun Bagan), Juan Ferrando (FC Goa), Kiko Ramirez (Odisha FC) and Manolo Diaz (SC East Bengal) all having left the clubs they started the season with.

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