- Indian football news revealed that NorthEast United FC have appointed their assistant manager Eelco Schattorie as their new head coach ahead of the ISL 2018-19 season
- The development which has been announced by NorthEast United FC on Twitter is set to make waves in Indian football latest news
As reported in Indian football latest news, NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) have promoted their assistant coach Eelco Schattorie to the rank of head coach for the ISL 2018-19 season which is due to start in just a few months. Previous ISL football rumours making rounds in Indian football news had indicated that Eelco Schattorie would spend another term as the ISL team’s assistant coach, and with the latest announcement by NEUFC, all those rumours have been quashed.
Indian football latest news: Schattorie has performed coaching stints in Bahrain, Oman, Ghana and even the I-League with East Bengal FC
The Dutch coach has immense experience to boast off after having performed coaching stints in various parts of the world, including Bahrain, Oman and Ghana, and is an expert in managing players and tactics.
Apart from the foreign projects, Eelco Schattorie also has gained considerable coaching experience in India, from having managed sides such as I-League giants East Bengal FC and United Sports Club.
Making waves in the Indian football latest news and ISL news, NorthEast United FC made the announcement on Twitter on Friday (August 17), and said, “Say hello to your new Head Coach.”
Say hello to your new Head Coach! 👋😄
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) August 17, 2018
Indian football news: Eelco Schattorie wants to “take the bull by the horns”
As reported in Indian football news by the official website of NorthEast United FC, Eelco Schattorie said, “Firstly I would like to thank the management for giving me the opportunity of becoming the Head Coach of NorthEast United. I am ready to ‘take the bull by the horns’ as I always like to say! I’m not a very diplomatic person, I always like to work hard and make things happen on the field. The only thing that I care about is my players, the club and the supporters.”
Speaking about the upcoming ISL 2018-19 season, Schattorie was hopeful of making waves in ISL news and Indian football latest news with some “beautiful” performances. As reported in Indian football news, Eelco Schattorie said, “Hopefully it’s going to be a beautiful season and I’m looking forward to meeting the fans back in Guwahati and lets make it a beautiful journey!”
Eelco Schattorie will continue to work with former Chelsea FC manager Avram Grant, who recently returned to NorthEast United FC as their new Technical Advisor. The ISL team has been one of the most inconsistent performers in ISL football, and had finished last in the table rankings of the last edition of ISL football. With the latest appointment of Schattorie, Avram Grant, and a horde of players coming in through ISL transfers, NEUFC would sure be hoping to make it to their first-ever playoff spot in ISL history.
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