Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC on Thursday introduced the signing of former India worldwide Steven Dias as their new Indian assistant coach forward of the seventh version of the Indian Tremendous League (ISL). The 36-year-old former mid-fielder has joined the Bhubaneswar-based membership on a one-year deal.
After his phenomenal enjoying profession with the Indian nationwide crew and plenty of reputed golf equipment like Air India, Mahindra United, Churchill Brothers, Delhi Dynamos, and Mumbai FC, Dias had joined Jamshedpur FC as their assistant coach final yr.
Aside from the Indian assistant coach, the membership has additionally introduced the re-signing of Spanish power and conditioning coach Joan Casanova for the upcoming season. He was additionally part of the OFC teaching crew beneath former head coach Josep Gombau.
After the signings, head coach Stuart Baxter stated, “Steven has a successful playing career and the players look up to him. He will be a valuable asset for us while he develops as a coach.”
“Joan gives us continuity and the players are comfortable with him and we are on the same page concerning football conditioning and recuperation.”
After becoming a member of Odisha FC, Dias stated: “I am looking forward to working hard with the team for positive achievement in the season ahead. Now I am just excited to get things going and meeting everyone. My sincere thanks to the management for having faith in my abilities.”
In the meantime, Joan stated: “I am looking forward to work alongside Stuart and the new coaching team. It’s gonna be a new experience and full of new learnings. Finally, I hope all the people in India recover fast from COVID-19 and the league can be played with guarantees.”
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