Preki Returns to USL in St. Louis

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

The missing person case filed for Predrag Radosalvjevic, better known as “Preki,” can finally be closed with news that he will be returning to the USL as head coach of St. Louis FC.

According to Evan Ream on Twitter, Preki will be making his USL return shortly. Preki has been keeping a low profile since leaving the Sacramento Republic head coaching position back in mid-2015 with most people believing he was in line for a high profile position in English Premier League. Despite rumors circulating the internet, Preki never landed with a team and now returns to the USL where he saw success leading the Sacramento Republic to the 2014 USL Championship.

Preki’s career as a head coach is long and distinguished. From 2007 to 2009, he was the head coach of Chivas USA, coaching players such as Sacha Kljestan and Jesse Marsch. From there, he coached Toronto FC before taking a three-year hiatus. Upon his return, he coached the Republic. In total, his record as a head coach sits at 85-62-45, with a Canadian Championship and USL Championship to his credit.

St. Louis is hoping that he can duplicate his Sacramento magic with St. Louis who has under performed in their first two seasons. Dale Schilly was replaced mid-season by Tim Leonard following another year missing out on the playoffs. Preki was just one of numerous high profile candidates who interviewed for the position and keeps St. Louis’ brand in the conversation as they look to improve their product on the field.