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Hyderabad FC announces the extension of their versatile Australian winger, Joel Chianese

Indian Super League champions Hyderabad FC have announced the extension of Australian
winger Joel Chianese. The flashy winger is set to arrive for the Nizams for a third continuous
season and was an integral part of Manolo Marquez’s team that went on to become the
champions last season.
The 32-year-old was delighted to put pen to paper as he aims to replicate the success achieved
by the Nizams in the upcoming season. “I am very excited to be a part of the HFC family for
another season. We’ve tasted success and now it’s an exciting challenge to see if we can
reproduce that again.”
Joel Chianese joined Hyderabad FC in 2020 and has been a very crucial player for the Nizams
under the tutelage of Spanish tactician Manolo Marquez who literally changed the course of the
South Indian club. Over the last two seasons, Chianese has been one of the loyal warriors for
Marquez and the fact that the Australian winger decided to take up more of a squad role shows
the respect he has for the Spaniard.
The Australian winger shares how Manolo Marquez is an expert in managing his players and
also gets out the best from his players and that makes the Spaniard very special. “I think
Manolo has a way of getting the best out of the Indian players but also managing the foreign
group very well. He’s very approachable and that goes a long way to creating a good
relationship,” Chianese shared.
The Australian last shared the excitement to play in front of Hyderabad FC fans as this the ISL
will be back to its original format after a couple of seasons in the bio bubble due to COVID-19.
So Chianese is very delighted to continue at the club as he will finally be able to play in
Hyderabad and experience the fan culture in the city. “We really can’t wait to play in front of you
all at our home stadium. We have felt the support from afar the last 2 seasons held in the bio-
bubble and now it’s time to be loud,” he concluded.
Joel Chianese has featured 31 times for the Nizams and has scored seven goals along with four
assists and has been a menace for opposition defenses for the last couple of years. He had
some great partnerships with Aridane Santana and last year with Bartholomew Ogbeche. Both
Marquez and the fans will want him to bring his best game to the ISL next season.