ISL: Former India star Gouramangi Singh joins FC Goa as the assistant coach

Gouramangi Singh is one of the most decorated footballers in India's history
Gouramangi Singh is one of the most decorated footballers in India's history / Matthew Ashton/GettyImages

Former India star, Gouramangi Singh became the latest addition to Indian Super League (ISL) side, FC Goa's coaching staff as he was appointed as Carlos Pena's assistant coach ahead of the upcoming season.

Singh played for some of the biggest football clubs in the country during his 15-year-long career and is also one of the most decorated Indian footballers since the turn of the millennium, having won nearly every club trophy in India.

“I’m delighted to join FC Goa. Knowing the Club and the quality of their game, it’s a big step in the right direction as far as my coaching career is concerned. Goa is like a second home to me, having played in the state for several years. It feels really good to be back,” Singh said on his new role.

“I spoke to Ravi [Puskur, Director of Football] and Carlos Pena [head coach] who gave me a clear idea of the club’s project. I was able to connect well with them, and that made it quite easy for me to make up my mind about joining FC Goa.

“I played my first-ever Hero ISL match against the Gaurs, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. The stadium has a fantastic atmosphere and the fans love the club, and I’ve experienced that first-hand as an opponent. And now, I can’t wait to start working with FC Goa and hope to contribute positively to the club’s development," he added.

Gouramangi, who was named the 2010 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men's Player of the Year, made 71 appearances for the India national team and moved into coaching after retiring from the sport in 2018.

An AIFF A Licence holder since 2019, the 36-year-old worked as the assistant coach of Bengaluru United in the past three seasons.

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