Albert Roca is relishing taking over at Hyderabad FC for the next ​Indian Super League (ISL) season and believes the challenge at his new ISL club will be more interesting than what he had at his former club, Bengaluru FC.


Roca will be replacing Phil Brown as the head coach after the Englishman's sacking back in January. Hyderabad FC officials revealed that Roca has signed a two-year contract with the club will see him helm the team till the end of the 2021-22 season.


Roca previously led Bengaluru FC to the 2017 Federation Cup and 2018 Super Cup titles, and the Spaniard acknowledges that there will be high hopes on him to deliver at Hyderabad.



"Hyderabad provided me an interesting challenge - to create a new-look team and be competitive in the ISL," he told ​Goal.


"When I was with Bengaluru a couple of seasons back, the objective was to become champions and we did a very good job back then. But this project is even more attractive to me because I have to build something up.


"We have to build a new-look team and that’s going to be a big challenge for me and everybody involved. Sometimes it’s not good to be comfortable and you have to take up the most difficult challenge and that’s what I did. But I am not scared of the challenge and I want to help the team improve and be an important club in the ISL next year."


The former Barcelona assistant coach led Bengaluru FC to the 2017 AFC Cup final making it the first Indian club to do so while the club finished ISL runners-up of the 2017-18 edition.