FC Bengaluru United announce Khalid Jamil as new manager

Mudeet Arora
Jamil is the new FC Bengaluru United manager
Jamil is the new FC Bengaluru United manager / ISL

Reputed Indian coach Khalid Jamil has been appointed as the new manager of FC Bengaluru United for the upcoming campaign.

The former NorthEast United coach has had a great career chart in football management in India and takes on a major challenge at his new club.

“Khalid has been one of the most sought-after coaches in Indian football," said Gaurav Manchanda, Owner, FC Bengaluru United, welcoming Khalid Jamil to the club.

“He brings with him nuanced leadership and technical skills that stem for his decade-long management and coaching experience. FC Bengaluru United is on an upward growth trajectory; we are excited to be working with Khalid and are confident that we will see the club reach even greater heights under him," he added.

After taking up the job, Khalid said, “I am delighted to be joining FC Bengaluru United and am looking forward to helping the club grow stronger and add to their trophy cupboard. The FCBU squad is a blend of youth and experience, and I am eager to work with them and sharing all my learnings. I am confident we can work together and see the club reach its greatest potential – both from an individual player perspective as well as a team.”

Jamil began his coaching career back in 2009 with Mumbai FC before joining Aizawl FC and leading them to a maiden I-League title in the 2016-17 season. He also coached NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League.

Since then, he has been considered as a top coach in the country and FC Bengaluru United will definitely benefit from his expertise.