One of the new entrants in the 2017 edition of the Indian Super League, the Jamshedpur team are set to make their first big move as they are set to name Steve Coppell as their head coach. The former Manchester United player will be the first coach hired by one of India’s largest conglomerates – Tata.
Steve Coppell will continue his association with Indian football for the second consecutive season as he is poised to take the reins of Tata Group’s football team. The former Manchester City manager is now expected to sign on the dotted line later this week in India as the deadline to sign managers has been extended to 15th July.
The 62-year-old guided Kerala Blasters to the ISL final where they failed to clinch the title following a penalty shootout. Discussions between him and the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned franchise went sour due to a lack of communication before the two opted to not extend his contract.
Coppell had stated that Mehtab Hossain would have been among the first picks for retention and when the club made the decision not to offer a contract to the midfielder, it was evident that the English manager wouldn’t renew the deal to continue to be at the helm in Kerala.