Indian Football News: East Bengal FC set to appoint former Real Madrid B manager Alejandro Menendez as head coach ahead of I-League 2018-19 season

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  • East Bengal FC have been making waves in Indian football news ever since they signed their sponsorship deal with Quess Corporation a few months back
  • Sending tremors in Indian football latest news, it has been confirmed that EBFC are set to sign former Real Madrid B coach Alejandro Menéndez ahead of the I-League 2018-19 season 

I-League giants East Bengal are leaving no stone unturned to make sure that they soon land in the top-most tier of India football, i.e. Indian Super League, and the momentum which started with the sponsorship deal with Quess Corporation, is seeming to have taken a mammoth pace. The Indian football latest news reports that EBFC are on the verge of signing the former Real Madrid Castilla coach, Alejandro Menendez Garcia, as the team’s head coach ahead of the 2018/19 I-League season.

Indian football news: East Bengal FC make the most high-profile signing in their history

While the appointment of a new head coach by any India football club is enough to send waves in Indian football news, the main significance of Alejandro Menendez’s entry to East Bengal FC as head coach is that it will be the most high-profile signing of the I-League outfit to date, which is why the development is all over Indian football latest news today.

As reported in Indian football news by Goal, Alejandro Menendez has a vast experience-laden resume to boast off, having managed Spanish football sides such as Celta Vigo, Racing Santander, and most notably, Real Madrid’s B team, also known as Real Madrid Castilla, which he managed for two years from 2009-11. The 52-year-old has also managed Asian football clubs, such as Thailand’s Buriram United and China’s Shaanxi Wuzhou.

The Kolkata-based football giants have been rocking up Indian football news for the last few months since the signing with Quess Corporation was completed. It was only after a few weeks of Quess’ arrival at East Bengal FC, that the I-League outfit signed up the Costa Rican World Cup player Johnny Acosta. It was a heavy-weight signing for sure, and the development had become a highlight in the Indian football latest news.

However, the biggest contribution by EBFC in the Indian football news was still to come, as Alejandro Menendez’s appointment suggests that the I-League club are in attempts to build a strong foundation which promises to bring them glory in the coming years.

Indian football latest news: Alejandro Menendez has coached several stars such as Morata, Alonso, Carvajal and more

During his tenure at Real Madrid B team, Alejandro Menendez had seen several budding footballers turn into International stars, such as Alvaro Morata, Dani Carvajal, Marcos Alonso, Nacho and Denis Cheryshev. Interestingly, Bengaluru FC’s current defender Juanan Gonzalez had also played under Menendez during his term at Real Madrid Castilla.

The former Real Madrid B coach had also served as assistant manager to then Real Madrid coach and present Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for a season. The fact that the Spaniard has had such a rich and vast coaching experience in Spanish football, and even other footballing leagues such as Thai Premier League and others, will act as a boon for the Indian football players present in EBFC.

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