Fernano Morientes happy to come to ISL in the future

first_imgWinner of three Champions League titles with Real Madrid, Fernando Morientes was in India to promote and officially launch La Liga, the Spanish national football league. Speaking to India Today, he revealed that he was in fact approached to coach a club in the Indian Super league but could not take the offer due to other engagements at the time.He added, “Why not? I would love to come in the future. Being a manager could be the best way to be involved with Indian football.”Asked if he would be interested in coaching the national side, he said, “Let’s see. Don’t know right now.”The striker, who has scored 72 goals for Real Madrid, shared the pitch with current manager Zinedine Zidane in his day and was all praise for the man.”He has been a player himself at the top level and here in Madrid. So he is the best person to manage the club and take the team forward.” (Also read: Exclusive: Want to make La Liga bigger than Premier League, says Fernando Morientes)Speaking on their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who during the summer fulfilled his long cherished dream of winning a major title with Portugal at the Euros, Morientes said:”Ronaldo is arguably the best player in the world right now. Madrid is very lucky to have him. We also want him to keep doing well.”While the Spanish league has seen an exodus of some of their prime managerial talent, Morientes felt it was good to see the likes of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry at the Manchester clubs in EPL.advertisement”Fans look up to the managers also. Their job is as crucial as the players.”last_img read more

Jamshedpur to rope in Bikey

first_imgIndian Super League Indian Super League: Jamshedpur FC set to rope in Andre Bikey Last updated 2 years ago 04:25 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andre Bikey Chennaiyin FC NorthEast United FC ISL season 2 ISL Indian Super League The Tata Group owned franchise are all set to announce the signing of former NorthEast United defender… Jamshedpur FC are continuing with their philosophy to sign players who have plied their trade in the Indian Super League (ISL) before as they have almost closed the deal for Andre Bikey, Goal can confirm.The 32-year-old was signed as an injury replacement for Miguel Garcia by NorthEast United in season two. In the nine appearances he made for the Highlanders, the Cameroonian even got on the scoresheet once. The former Middlesbrough defender also featured as a defensive midfielder for Cesar Farias’ outfit.He has had spells in Greece, Portugal, Russia and has a lot of Premier League experience up his sleeve. The former youth product of Espanyol has played for a total of six English clubs, namely Burnley, Reading, Bristol City, Middlesborough, Charlton and Port Vale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Interestingly, he was to play for FC Pune City last season but an injury before the start of the ISL season saw him being sidelined. Thereafter, he joined Port Vale and made seven appearances for the League One side who suffered relegation.Andre Bikey of MiddlesbroughThis isn’t the first time that Bikey would play under the tutelage of Steve Coppell having previously worked together at Reading where he made over 70 appearances.Bikey is known for his physical presence and is also capable of scoring a goal or two at the other end.Jamshedpur FC have already signed the likes of Tiri, Memo, Kervens Belfort and Sameehg Doutiee for the upcoming ISL season.last_img read more