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1 hour ago, BuzzAndSting said:

I don't have an opinion on him because I don't know enough about his career. What are your thoughts? Would he be a good hire?

If it is Mista, then that is disappointing compared to Paunovic. I also find it odd they'd hire a guy coaching youth in the Real Madrid system. Has this been confirmed?

Paunovic would be outstanding. I know he did not shine in Chicago, but MLS is not a normal system, you are not always awarded for your talent on the bench. He took Serbia to the u-20 WC, and if you saw that team or that tournament, you could see a real quality coach. 

He was also a really great player, a sort of dynamic attacking mid, smart on the ball, with all that football savvy and winning mindset the Balkans players typically show. Mista had his talent, his flashes, probably did not get to his full potential. I have no idea if he has any coaching ability.

I think Paunovic would have asked for more than they could pay, I am editing my post thinking about this. While MIsta, first time out, may be able to accept 150k Canadian.

Edited by Unnamed Trialist

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theres no way it would be paunovic with a salary cap in this league as he just coached mls and his salary demands would be too high..if he stays in north america its probably for usl championship or to wait for an opportunity in mls and go in a bad situation like wilmer and try to turn it around..except cabrera at least won a cup in his three seasons in houston

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14 minutes ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

If it is Mista, then that is disappointing compared to Paunovic. I also find it odd they'd hire a guy coaching youth in the Real Madrid system. Has this been confirmed?

It's pretty damn close to confirmed - there was an article in the Spanish press 3 days ago that hinted at it.

I don't know much anything about him as a coach, but it does appear he's in FM2020?

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Confirming the rumour, an article from 2 days ago I missed; from a Rayo Vallecano news site; in fact the press release from Rayo confirmed the Canada connection, and they cite Mista as the source:

https://www.unionrayo.es/mista-no-seguira-al-mando-del-juvenil-a-del-rayo-vallecano/

It says he won't continue as the U-19 coach of Rayo Vallecano, the contract has been annuled by mutual agreement. And that "Mista deja Vallecas tras recibir una buena oferta de un equipo de Canadá, donde podrá continuar con su carrera como entrenador; tal y como ha contado Matagigantes y ha podido confirmar Unión Rayo"

"Mista leaves Vallecas after receiving an offer from a team in Canada, where he will be able to continue his coaching career..."

Mista also coached the Valencia u-19s for three years.

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1 minute ago, Viruk42 said:

It's pretty damn close to confirmed - there was an article in the Spanish press 3 days ago that hinted at it.

I don't know much anything about him as a coach, but it does appear he's in FM2020?

I stand corrected then.  He does have experience coaching Rayo's u19 team.  

That's a nice start IMO - if the goal of this league is to develop young Canadians then we now have a Spanish u19 coach taking them on.

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11 minutes ago, MtlMario said:

Same thing with me. It's not even on the schedule.

It's on OneSoccer's youtube channel, not on OneSoccer itself. Should be starting soon, the stream is up but nothing is happening yet.

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