Jamshedpur FC name Aidy Boothroyd as new manager

Aidy Boothroyd will lead Jamshedpur FC this season in the ISL
Aidy Boothroyd will lead Jamshedpur FC this season in the ISL / MB Media/GettyImages

Indian Super League giants Jamshedpur FC have named Aidy Boothroyd as their head coach for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Upon signing for Jamshedpur FC, the 51-year-old underlined his ambitions with the club. He said, “Jamshedpur FC are the Champions of India currently and the city has a tremendous football legacy. We want to continue this upward trajectory and make the club reach places and win honours that our fans are dreaming of.

"We want to take the club to the next level and to compete really with the top teams of Asia. In order to do that, we have to be able to evolve the team, continue developing our players, improve all departments, generate even more connections with our fans at the Furnace, recruit top, top talent along with the best people for this club to drive this project to that level. I am excited and honoured to have been entrusted with the task.”

90min had revealed back in June that Boothroyd will join the club eventually after his short-term coaching stint as Northern Ireland's national team coach.

Boothroyd will replace Owen Coyle at the home of the Red Miners after he left the ISL club at the end of last season citing personal reasons.

Speaking about the facilities at Jamshedpur FC, Boothroyd said, “The club has its robust foundations in place, with its grassroots setup along with the historic and highly acclaimed Tata Football Academy. The club has created the required infrastructure over the years to ensure continued success with a fantastic training facility at par with some of those in the top footballing nations.”

Concluding by passing on a message to all Jamshedpur FC fans, Boothroyd concluded, "The fans have been amongst the best in ISL since the club was established. I am excited with the prospect of our squad playing in front of the vociferous Red Miners as football in India slowly resumes back to normalcy. This is going to be an exciting season."

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