Indian Super League

Juan Ferrando steps down as FC Goa coach with Clifford Miranda as replacement

Mudeet Arora
Juan Ferrando leaves FC Goa
Juan Ferrando leaves FC Goa / EuroFootball/GettyImages

Head coach of Indian Super League side FC Goa, Juan Ferrando has stepped down from his position as head coach on Monday.

Clifford Miranda, who was his assistant coach will now be in charge of the club until there is a viable replacement available.

Speaking on Ferrando’s departure, Director of Football, Ravi Puskur said, “We’re very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, particularly at this juncture of the season, where we are in the middle of the season.

“We’re particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning where he communicated his desire to leave the club. However, once he stated his stance and the release clause was activated, we were left with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future.”

Ferrando, was in his first full season as FC Goa coach after leading them to the semi-finals last season. He also led the Gaurs to a historic AFC Champions League campaign.

In his 28 matches that he managed in the Hero ISL, he led FC Goa to nine wins, 16 draws and just six defeats. 

Ferrando's replacement, Miranda's first game in charge of the team will see them take on Odisha FC at the Tilak Maidan stadium on Friday.