I-League: Mumbai FC appoint Oscar Bruzon as head coach to help stave off relegation

Mumbai FC have appointed Spaniard Oscar Bruzon as the head coach for the remainder of the 2016-17 I-League season.

Mumbai assistant coach Oscar Bruzon with Sunil Chhetri. ISL

Mumbai assistant coach Oscar Bruzon with Sunil Chhetri. ISL

Bruzon's appointment comes after the side parted ways with earlier coach Santosh Kashyap. Born in Vigo, Spain, 39-year-old Bruzon, an UEFA 'A' level pro license holder, comes with a lot of coaching experience at the highest level. Before accepting the Mumbai FC job, he was acting as an assistant manager to Fernando Vazquez at RCD Mallorca in Spain's Segunda (Second) Division, a release issued by the club said.

The Spaniard has previous experience of working in India and in the I-League. The Spaniard coached Sporting Clube de Goa from 2012-2014 before being roped in as assistant coach of Indian Super League team Mumbai City FC during the 2015-16 season. He helped Sporting Club de Goa to 6th and 5th place finishes in 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons respectively. Under him, Sporting reached the final of the Federation Cup in 2013-14.

On his appointment, Oscar said, "I want the players to believe we can do it. I don't want to go further than the next match. We play Churchill Brothers next and that's our only focus right now."

Mumbai FC, who currently lie at the bottom of the I-League table with 10 points from 14 matches, take on Churchill Brothers in Goa on 8 April.

Updated Date: Mar 24, 2017 11:12 AM

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