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ATK appoint Steve Coppell head coach for upcoming ISL

Steve Coppell is not new to ISL and has previously been manager of Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC.

football Updated: Jun 18, 2018 17:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kolkata
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Steve Coppell has been the manager for English clubs such as Crystal Palace and Reading.(HT PHOTO)

Two-time Indian Super League winners ATK have signed former English World Cup player Steve Coppell as the head coach for the upcoming season.

Coppell had an illustrious career as right winger for country and club, Manchester United.

The 62-year old Coppell has been the manager for English clubs such as Crystal Palace and Reading, achieving major success with them. He has also managed clubs such as Manchester City, Bristol City, Brighton and Brentford.

Coppell is not new to ISL and has previously been manager of Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC.

“It has been our effort to build an experienced and balanced side, which will be enhanced with Coppell joining the squad this season. I am hopeful Steve will lead the way for ATK with his unique strategies and his enthusiasm,” owner Sanjiv Goenka said.

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Coppell said, “ATK has a proud history in the ISL and I hope that with the hard work and skill, we can match the ambitions of our fans and everyone associated with the club.”

ATK won the ISL in 2014 and 2016 but finished a disappointing ninth in the last season.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 17:58 IST