Thursday, March 30, 2023

Vincenzo Annese replaces Marco Balbul as NorthEast United FC head coach

Indian Tremendous League facet NorthEast United FC has appointed Italian Vincenzo Alberto Annese as their new head coach, the membership confirmed on Thursday.

Former Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Annese will take over from predecessor Marco Balbul, who parted methods with the Highlanders earlier within the day.

Annese is a well-known determine in Indian soccer, having guided Gokulam Kerala FC to back-to-back I-League titles from 2020-22.

They had been the primary Indian membership to attain this feat, and beneath his guardianship, the facet additionally featured within the AFC Cup, the place it bowed out within the group phases. He then parted methods with Gokulam Kerala FC in June.

Annese has loads of expertise on the subject of teaching, having plied his commerce in nations corresponding to Italy, Estonia, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Palestine, and Kosovo.

On the worldwide degree, he has additionally coached Armenian under-19 nationwide group and the Belize nationwide group.

NorthEast United FC will hope that the appointment of Annese will assist them change their fortunes as they sit on the backside of the ISL 2022-23 standings. The Guwahati-based membership have been winless in eight video games and face Chennaiyin FC subsequent on Saturday.

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