Indian Super League: Defender Sandesh Jhingan leaves Kerala Blasters after six years at club

Jhingan, who has earned 36 caps for India since making his debut in 2015, and the Blasters mutually agreed to part ways ahead of the upcoming ISL season, according to club sources

Press Trust of India May 20, 2020 17:54:35 IST
Indian Super League: Defender Sandesh Jhingan leaves Kerala Blasters after six years at club

National football team defensive lynchpin Sandesh Jhingan on Wednesday left Kerala Blasters after spending six years with the Indian Super League club.

Indian Super League Defender Sandesh Jhingan leaves Kerala Blasters after six years at club

File image of Sandesh Jhingan. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@IndianFootball

Jhingan, who has earned 36 caps for India since making his debut in 2015, and the Blasters mutually agreed to part ways ahead of the upcoming ISL season, according to club sources.

"Yes, Sandesh is no longer with the club. It was under mutual agreement," the source told PTI.

The 26-year-old Jhingan has been like a rock at the centre of Blasters' defence since the club's inception in 2014, helping them reach the ISL final twice (2014 and 2016).

The Chandigarh-born Jhingan, a hugely popular figure for the Blasters' fans, has made 76 appearances for the club.

He, however, missed the whole of the 2019-20 ISL season due to an injury. Without Jhingan, the Blasters finished seventh out of 10 teams.

Kerala Blasters have appointed Mohun Bagan's I-League winning coach Kibu Vicuna for the upcoming season.

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