Vipers Sports Club have, this Tuesday afternoon, unveiled Brazilian-Spaniard tactician Roberto Luiz Bianchi Pellister as the new head coach at the Ugandan champions club for the next two years.

The experienced coach has taken over from Brazilian Roberto Oliveira aka Robertinho, who sought a new home at Tanzanian giants Simba SC two weeks ago.

Latest Dawn: Vipers President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa (R) and club Legal Director Counsel Alex Luganda (L) at the official unveiling ceremony of new head coach Beto Bianchi.

Support cast

The 56-year-old has penned down a two-year employment contract at Kitende, that will run until 2025.

He will be deputised by fellow countryman Roberto Martinez with two Ugandan tutors; Richard Wasswa as the second assistant coach and former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Ibrahim Mugisha as the goalkeepers’ coach.

Gaffers’ Foursome: New head coach Beto Bianchi (2nd R), assistant coach Roberto Martinez (2nd L) will be joined by Ugandans; second assistant coach Richard Wasswa (L) and goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha (R).

In his rich history, Bianchi has been at Ciudad de Murcia B between 2004-2007, Atlético Ciudad (2007-2009) and at Zamora from 2009 to 2010.

Wealth of experience

He also coached at Lorca Deportiva (2011), Batavia Union (2012-2013),

Pro Duta (2013–2014), RRFC (2014–2015), Kazma (2020-21) and GD Interclube in 2021.

Flair & Flavour: Beto Bianchi brings a rich vein of knowledge about African soccer to Vipers.

To cap his well-written Curriculum Vitae (CV), the versed tactician has worked with African giants Petro du Luanda of Angola from 2016-2019 and the Angolan national team – The Palancas Negras in 2017.

The UEFA A Pro license holder will be tasked to successfully steer the Venoms through the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League group stages to the knockout stages and also re-ignite the champions StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) title defence.