Vraneš promises an improved Central FC

 Central FC's newly appointed head coach Zoran Vraneš.

Thursday 10 July 2014


Newly appointed Central FC head coach Zoran Vraneš wants improvement from his players and has promised to put in the necessary work as coach.

The 63-year-old Serbian said his focus is for the team “to play better, to play nicer maybe, to achieve similar and maybe better results.”

Last season under the charge of Englishman Terry Fenwick, Central captured the First Citizens Cup and Lucozade Sport Goal Shield titles, as well as finished runners-up behind W Connection in the Digicel Pro League, qualifying for the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, which serves as the qualifier towards the Concacaf Champions League.

Vraneš said that he and Fenwick, a three-time Pro League winner at San Juan Jabloteh, have been friends for a long time as well as very tough opponents.

“He (Fenwick) has been very successful with Central, yes,” added Vraneš. “(…) but I don’t want to say it’s our limit. I believe that we have the ability to [make the next step] and that’s what I’m here for. If I didn’t believe that we can make the next step then [what am] I doing here.

“I could promise that I would work very hard with the guys and develop [the players] further – that’s definite.”

Vraneš admitted however, “It will take some time for players to adapt to my style, which is different from Fenwick.”

He said that Central finished second in the league last season, and qualified for the Caribbean Club Championship, with a bit of luck. And that he believes under his charge the club can make a “bigger step”.

“I know other clubs are looking for success also but I know our players here [at Central],” said the former Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team, Under-20 and Under-23 coach.

“I know Trinidad, I know Trinidadians, [and] I know their habits; some good, some bad. I know they can achieve if they are more disciplined.

“Now I'm at new club (Central FC) to develop my record, to help young guys, especially those who want (opportunities) outside of the country.

“I believe that Trinidadians have potential. I know many of Central players already. Of course we are expecting to have some [new ones in] to be the strongest opponent in this country.”

Zoran Vraneš coaching career in order of years
FK Rudar Pljevlja (1993 - 1994)
Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team (1995 - 1996)
Antigua and Barbuda (1997 - 2000)
Joe Public FC (2001 - 2003)
Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team (assistant coach) (2001)
FK Rudar Pljevlja (2003 - 2004)
St Vincent and the Grenadines (2004 - 2007)
Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 and Under-23 (2008 - 2011)
Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team (assistant coach) (2009)
FK Sumadija (director of youth football) 2012 – 2014