Jamshedpur reportedly appointed former Atletico Madrid coach

MUMBAI: Tata Steel-owned Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC have reportedly appointed Spaniard Cesar Ferrando as their new head coach.

The job became vacant after Steve Coppell left the club last month to join ATK. Though former ATK and FC Pune City coach Antonio Lopez Habas was heavily linked with the vacant job, however, it seems that Jamshedpur have got their man.

Ferrando, who used to be a midfielder during his playing days, started coaching at amateur level, with UD Tavernes. In 1997 he moved to Segunda Division B, where he spent three years in charge of CF Gandia.

Ferrando was appointed at division two’s Albacete Balompie in summer 2002, achieving promotion to the top flight in his first year and leading the team to safety the following season, which prompted his signing for Atletico Madrid.

After the Los Rojiblancos could only rank in 11th place at La Liga, Ferrando was relieved of his duties in late May 2005. He subsequently returned to his previous club, for a further two second division campaigns. For the better part of the next years, Ferrando continued to work in the second tier of Spanish football.

He moved abroad for the first time in 2013, being appointed coach at Malaysian club Johor Darul Takzim and switching to director of football afterwards.

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