Steve Coppell named coach of Tata Steel team

ISL side Jamshedpur Football Club sign Steve Coppell as head coach, Ishfaq Ahmed as his deputy

New ISL team Jamshedpur FC rope in Steve Coppell & Ishfaq Ahmed as their head coach & assistant coach

With the fourth season of the ISL set to begin in November, a number of teams have already made big changes to their coaching structure.

Kerala Blasters have confirmed the appointment of Rene Meulensteen as their next head coach, replacing Steve Coppell in the Kochi-based outfit's hot seat.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel India & South-East Asia, said: "Tata Steel has a long and enduring commitment to sports, especially football". Our foray into ISL is in line with the commitment to develop Indian football.

The Jamshedpur-based outfit also announced the signing of former India global Ishfaq Ahmed as the assistant to Coppell.

Under Coppell, a former Manchester City manager, Kerala Blasters finished runners-up past year.

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"We are pleased to have on board Steve Coppell and Ishfaq Ahmed as the head coach and assistant coach, respectively, of our very own Jamshedpur Football Club".

More recently, it emerged that former Atletico de Kolkata head coach was primed for the Kerala head coach's job only for that to be offered to Meulensteen.

"From The Theatre of Dreams, Manchester United come the man".

"I am glad to welcome our new coach Teddy Sheringham to ATK family and strongly believe that it is going to be an enriching experience for him and the boys".

"We achieved some of the objectives past year by finishing top of the table and reaching the semi-finals but I'd like to continue this project and finish the job I came here for", Guimaraes said.

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