5 potential FC Pune City managerial replacements for Miguel Angel Portugal
#2 Paul Le Guen
Le Guen is probably the most high profile name linked to Pune City FC. The 57-year-old Frenchman started his managerial career with Rennes before moving on to Olympique Lyonnais in 2002. At Lyon, Le Guen enjoyed the most successful spell in his career winning three consecutive Ligue 1 titles.
After his time at Lyon, Le Guen managed Rangers and Paris Saint Germain. But he could never replicate the level of success he achieved at Lyon. Thereafter, he had spells with the national teams of Cameroon and Oman.
His playing career is also quite decent appearing for Nantes and Paris Saint Germain. In seven seasons at Paris Saint Germain, he won a league title, three French Cups and two League Cups.
#3 Ashley Westwood
The former Bengaluru FC coach could be an astute appointment given his familiarity and sound knowledge of Indian football.
Ashley might have failed at Penang FA, but no one can take away the credit he deserves for laying the foundation for Bengaluru FC’s rise in Indian football. Ashley spent three years at the club and led it to three titles, playing an entertaining brand of football.
Perhaps, the hallmark of his tenure will the success in the AFC Cup, where they reached the last 16 in their first attempt in 2014-15. That's a fair return on investment and given time, Ashley can oversee a revival at Pune City, helping the club reach the summit.