Sreenidi Deccan Football Club

Head Coach


Fernando Santiago Varela

Head Coach - Sreenidi Deccan Football Club

Argentina-born Spanish football coach Fernando Santiago Varela is a UEFA Pro Licence holder and the author of an influential book on the game – Futbol Inteligente (Smart Football). After coaching Catalalan CE Tecnofútbol, Varela joined Indian football in 2018 as the head coach of the top division Indian club Gokulam Kerala. During his tenure, the club won the Kerala Premier League and the Durand Cup. Then, under his supervision, Churchill Brothers emerged as the runners-up of the 2020–21 I-League. Recently, Sreenidi Deccan Football Club(SDFC) has brought Mr. Varela on board as the Head Coach for the upcoming Hero I-League season and the elite partnership is poised to make a significant mark in the coming I-League seasons.