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ISL: FC Goa Appoint Derrick Pereira As Head Coach | Soccer Information

, on Tuesday, named Derrick Pereira because the their new head coach for the continued version of Indian Tremendous League (ISL). Pereira, who’s presently with the Membership as its Technical Director had taken cost together with Clifford Miranda and Roma Cunillera throughout the fag finish of the 2019/20 season after the departure of Sergio Lobera. The previous Indian worldwide throughout his little time on the helm of the Gaurs, took the facet to complete prime of the Indian Tremendous League desk on the finish of the 2018/19 league desk – paving the best way for FC Goa’s qualification for group levels of the 2021 AFC Champions League.

The 59-year-old has the in depth expertise of working with nearly all of gamers from the current FC Goa squad.  A variety of them have performed underneath him in his stints earlier than FC Goa whereas many extra come via the youth ranks underneath his steering

Talking of the duty forward, new FC Goa head coach Derrick Pereira mentioned, “It’s a nice honour to change into head coach of a membership I’ve been a part of for therefore a few years. It’s a very proud day for each me and my household.

“It is a fantastic alternative, however there’s additionally plenty of work forward of us and I’m desirous to get onto the coaching floor to begin working with the gamers.

“I want to thank the membership administration for this chance and thank the membership’s supporters for the unimaginable welcome they’ve already given me. I’m very excited to start our journey collectively.”

Talking on the appointment, FC Goa’s Director of Soccer, Ravi Puskur mentioned, “We’re happy to announce that Derrick has taken over because the Head Coach of the crew. He is been ingrained into the material of the membership and is nicely versed with our gamers and employees with a overwhelming majority of them having labored with him.

“He’ll settle into the everyday workings of the crew seamlessly and we’re sure he’ll proceed to push our model of soccer. A Goan taking on FC Goa is the right illustration of what we imagine in and we’re assured he’ll make his mark on this crew and can proceed to push the crew in the direction of its goals.”


Derrick Pereira has been with the membership since 2017, serving because the Assistant Coach in 2017/18 earlier than taking on the function of the Technical Director initially of the 2018/19 season.

On this function, he headed FC Goa’s Youth Growth, with three of his groups ending as Champions. He was additionally answerable for the U23 crew in 2019.

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