Jamshedpur FC are all set to rope in a new coach for the 2018/19 season of the Indian Super League, with the club hinting at appointing a Spanish coach soon.
Their previous coach, Steve Coppell exited the club after a good first season, and has now taken up the managerial post at ATK.
The Jamshedpur FC management have been scouting for coaches in the United Kingdom, Serbia and Spain, and as per the Telegraph, are keen to rope in a Spanish coach for this season.
Earlier, rumours of former ATK and FC Pune City manager, Antonio Lopez Habas being appointed as their manager were doing rounds, but the club's management has refuted those links.
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In an interview to the Telegraph, JFC Chief Executive Officer Mukul Choudhari rubbished the rumours, saying, "No, Habas is not in our mind. We are focusing on appointing a mentor from the UK, Spain or Serbia."
Hinting at a Spanish coach, as per the daily, he added, "We will announce the name of the coach shortly."
The club are interestingly looking forward to bringing a Spanish coach who has never coached in the country before, with Choudhari adding, "We would like to rope in a coach who has never mentored any ISL team before."
The CEO also implied that the remaining four slots for foreign players at the club will be decided by the new coach.
Jamshedpur FC were looking to renew Steve Coppell's contract but with the Englishman taking time to reflect and eventually deciding to move to ATK, the club from Jharkhand will be looking to build on their good performance in their debut season under a new coach.