North East United FC Sack Coach Joao De Deus, Indian Coach expected to be Interim

Soumik Datta  |  Just in  |  1 Year Ago

North East United team management have sacked their coach Joao De Deus after a poor start of the campaign in the fourth edition of Indian Super League. Joao De Deus becomes the second coach sacked in this season of ISL after Rene Meulensteen has been sacked by Kerala Blasters a day ago.


North East United are at 9th position in the league table after 7 matches as they have collected only one win and one draw from their 7 encounters so far. Joao De Deus was unable to make any changes in the fortune of North East United after back to back 4 defeats in a row.



Joao De Deus was not the first choice of North East United before the beginning of the season. Nelo Vingada, their previous season's coach got the opportunity to manage the Malaysian National Team and for that reason he had left North East United FC. He is now the contender for the vacant post of Head Coach of North East United FC for the rest of the season.

John Abraham, one of co-owner of North East United FC is very much passionate about football. But unfortunately his team was not able to make it to the semis in the previous editions of Indian Super League and in this season also their awful performance kept them 9 points behind the 4th placed Mumbai City FC. So, the management wished an immediate change in the performance of the team to do well to keep themselves floating for a chance to make it to the semis in this season.The Goalkeeping coach Joseph Siddy will now take charge as the interim coach for them.


So here lies the question that should be raised in the mind of the football fans of India that the foreign coaches do not know much about the Indian players. It is really difficult for the foreign coaches to come to India and give results immediately. The teams should have some experienced coach who have a good knowledge about Indian Football and is there in the Indian Football circuit for few days. We can take few examples like Thangboi Singto or Derrick Pereira. They are really experienced in the Indian Football circuit. Singto had coached the Shillong Lajong side in the last 5 seasons of I League and Derrick Pereyra had been there since 2000 with many of the I League clubs. They are currently in the Indian Super League as assistant coach for Kerala Blasters and FC Goa respectively. North East United FC should also appoint someone as experienced as them to help them to make a good combination which would surely help them to win the matches.  


North East India is now the region from which most of the players of Indian National Football Team comes. North East United FC also fared footballers from the region. So a coach like Thangboi Singto could have made a huge difference with this set of players and it's high time for the management to think seriously about this matter.


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