FC Goa had parted ways with Spaniard Sergio Lobera earlier this year and the Gaurs, who have qualified for AFC Champions League next season, are looking for a new name to take on the mantle. 


To their surprise, they have received applications from some high-profile coaches, a report in the ​Times of India reveals.



The report reveals former Brazil coach Carlos Dunga, ex-Spain gaffer Fernando Hierro, former England manager Sven-Goran Erikkson are among the 37 applicants for the post of FC Goa coach. 


Guus Hiddink, who has coached a host of clubs and nations during his career including the likes of Real Madrid and Netherlands, and former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, who last coached Dutch outfit Feyenoord Rotterdam, have also applied for the role.


The same report further states that it is unlikely FC Goa will sign any of these high-profile names. "The club is flattered with the interest that is shown by these great names, but it's unlikely they will sign any name," a source told Times of India.


FC Goa are expected a take decision regarding their new coach within a fortnight.


The Gaurs were one of the favourites to win the trophy in the recently concluded ISL season. However, Owen Coyle's Chennaiyin FC eliminated them in the semi final, on a 6-5 aggregate. 


Nonetheless, they had finished the group stage atop the points table and as a result have qualified for Asia's elite club football competition, the AFC Champions League.