11.07.2016 : Salgaocar FC are delighted to announce the signing of Norberto Gonsalves as their new Head Coach for the upcoming season. Having started off as Assistant Coach with Salgaocar FC from 1995 – 2000, Norberto has gone on to coach various clubs around the country over a period of 20 years.
Prior to becoming a coach, he was at the heart of the SFC defence for 12 years captaining the team to glory in the 1989 Federation Cup. Norberto brings a wealth of experience as a former top level player and will be a huge asset to the Greens for the upcoming season.
Speaking about his appointment, the 58 year old remarked, “I am really excited about joining Salgaocar FC as it is my former club as a player and has a great reputation. I am looking forward to the challenge.”
08.07.2016 :East Bengal's coaching team, Head coach Trevor James Morgan, Assistant coach Richard Deyden and Goalkeeper coach Abhijit Mondal interacted in the first official Press meet at the club tent today evening. Tevor Morgan are of the opinion that, fight in CFL will be tough even if Mohun Bagan does not play the much awaited derby. The British coach recalls that East Bengal had to face a defeat against Aryan by a margin of 4-0 three years back. So, CFL will be competitive and all the participating teams have the capability of winning against the strong oppornants. This will be East Bengal's seventh triumph in a row if they win CFL in the current edition.
While discussing about East Bengal Trevor Morgan said, there are some potential junior footballers in his side along with senior and experienced footballers.The juniors have to prove themselves in the CFL in order to qualify themselves for the I League. The British coach added the joining of Wedson, the Haitain footballer are not yet confirm. East Bengal will wait some more days for thedecision of Wesdson. A week long residential pre season camp of East Bengal will start at Kalyani from Sunday. East Bengal will play some practice matches before the CFL.
The British central defender Calam Angus welcomed by the officials of Red and Gold when they handed him the club jersey. While answering to a question the British defender said that it is a challenge to him to became successful in a fan base club like East Bengal. He is well aware that East Bengal are in front of a record in the CFL.
06.07.2016 : I-League side Bengaluru FC announce their new Coach. Asst Coach of F Barcelona Albert Roca has been appointed as new coach. The 53-year-old Spaniard has signed a two-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2017-18 season. He served as an assistant to Frank Rijkaard for five seasons at Barcelona (2003-2008). Roca’s last job was as manager of the El Salvador national team where he was in charge for a year.
Teams managed 1998–1999 Europa 1999–2000 Manlleu 2001–2002 Sabadell (assistant) 2003–2008 Barcelona (assistant) 2009–2010 Galatasaray (assistant) 2011–2013 Saudi Arabia (assistant) 2014–2015 El Salvador
Roca, a resident of Grannolers in Catalonia near Barcelona, said he was excited at the prospect of joining the Blues and was confident about playing the kind of football that the club and the supporters would be proud of. Roca’s first game in charge will be the AFC Cup quarterfinal against Singapore side Tampines Rovers in September; a game he reckons will be a tough challenge.
Roca began his managing career in 1998, at CE Europa in Tercera División. In 2001, Roca was appointed second team head coach and first team assistant coach of CE Sabadell FC for two seasons. He was asst coach of FC Barcelona, Galatasaray,. and Saudi Arabia national football team and lead to winning several titles including La Liga, Supercopa de España and the UEFA Champions League. In 2013, Roca was appointed as the new manager of the El Salvador national football team in 2014.