Roberto Carlos
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos looks set to be appointed as Delhi Dynamos manager for ISL 2015Reuters

It might be well past 30 June -- the last date for the eight Indian Super League clubs to complete their marquee players and marquee managers signings - but the anticipation over who will play in the second season has not died down, with Delhi Dynamos, and their potential signings, catching the most attention. 

Reports have emerged stating Brazil legend Roberto Carlos could very well be the marquee manager of the Delhi Dynamos for ISL 2015.

It was revealed last week that the former Real Madrid star could replace Dutch coach Harm van Veldhoven at Dynamos as the marquee manager.

The owners were, however, silent on the pursuit of the 42-year-old former Sivasspor coach, until last week, but the Times of India, citing sources within the club, report Delhi Dynamos have signed Roberto Carlos as their new marquee manager.

The former Brazil left-back was the head coach of Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor last season. He was also linked with a move to Qatar club Qatar Al-Arabi, but the club dismissed those rumours.

A part of Real Madrid's Galacticos era, Roberto Carlos won four La Liga titles and multiple UEFA Champions League crowns as a player, besides lifting the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil. He started his managerial career as an interim coach for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012.

There were also reports that the Delhi side were trying to rope in former Manchester United assistant manager Rene Meulensteen and former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre, as marquee managers, but nothing came out of them.

Under Van Veldhoven, Dynamos finished fifth in the league in ISL 2014, and failed to make the semifinals.

The franchise have also announced their first foreign player signing ahead of the second edition of the lucrative league, retaining the services of Brazilian winger Gustavo Marmentini dos Santos.

Gustavo, 21, was one of the shining stars of the Delhi-based outfit in ISL 2014 that boasted of names like Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero.

The Brazilian, who graduated from Atletico Paranaense's youth system, attracted cheers from the fans for his on-field dribbling abilities in the ISL. He scored five times for the Delhi oufit out of 13 games.

Following the end of the ISL, Gustavo was once again seen plying his trade for Atletico Paranaense where he turned out in the local state league. Although he didn't turn out in the Brazilian premier division, the 21-year-old was last seen in action on 3 May this year.

"I am excited to be a part of Delhi Dynamos again. I had some very fond memories last season," Gustavo said through his ISL side's twitter feed.

"The fans are really special to me and I look forward to entertaining them."

Dynamos open their campaign in the ISL 2015 on 4 October, when they take on FC Goa in an away game.