Antonio Lopez Habas who had guided them to the title in the inaugural ISL in 2014, was back at the helm at the start of 2019 following two tumultuous years, which witnessed four coaches with the team finishing ninth and sixth in the standings
ISL 2019-20: AIFF hands two-match suspensions to head coaches Antonio Lopez Habas, Eelco Schattorie for misconduct
The AIFF disciplinary committee on Sunday handed two-match suspensions to ATK and Kerala Blasters head coaches Antonio Lopez Habas and Eelco Schattorie for their misconduct during an Indian Super League encounter
AIFF serves showcause notice to ATK and Kerala Blasters head coaches for misconduct in fixture at Kolkata
AIFF Disciplinary Committee on Friday served show cause notices to ATK and Kerala Blasters head coaches Antonio Lopez Habas and Eelco Schattorie for their misconduct during their Indian Super League match on 12 January in Kolkata.
Indian Super League 2019-20 Highlights, Chennaiyin FC vs ATK: ATK beat Chennaiyin by solitary goal to go top of standings
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ISL 2019-20: ATK's Anas Edathodika, Jobby Justin to miss opening clash against Kerala Blasters owing to suspensions
The ATK duo of Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will miss the opening match of the sixth edition of the Indian Super League against Kerala Blasters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on 20 October.
Habas said, "I'm confident they will do well. The Indian players with the ISL are more competitive because of our strong bonding with the foreign players. There is always good communication and a good opportunity for Indian players."
ISL: ATK sign Fijian forward Roy Krishna from A-League side Wellington Phoenix FC for upcoming season
Former champions ATK on Tuesday unveiled Fijian forward Roy Krishna as their first International signing for the next Indian Super League season
Talking about his association with the club, Habas said: "It was a very professional and pleasant experience working with FC Pune City in ISL."
FC Goa’s defence hardly allowed FC Pune City space to engineer breakthroughs and they won 1-0 thanks to a wonderfully taken free-kick by Rafael Coelho Luiz.
It was a relaxed affair in between the two goals; Kerala happy to play the ball around with Pune knocking on their door a bit too gently.
FC Pune City had more than 50 minutes to create and score a goal against NorthEast United’s 10 men, but failed
A cultured display from FC Pune City meant FC Goa never ran away with the game despite recording 17 shots on goal, and the away side had enough about them to snatch a late, 90th minute winner.
The first Maharashtra derby of the ISL 2016 was far from an entertaining affair, as both the teams failed to exert any kind of sustained pressure and it was a piece of individual brilliance from Matias Defederico that proved to be the difference in the end.
FC Pune City's marquee signing Eidur Gudjohnsen has been ruled out for the season which now leaves the club's attack in dire straits.
Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City on Monday appointed Antonio Lopez Habas as their head coach.
"He showed seven (six) yellow and one red card which unsettled our rhythm. It was very frustrating," said Habas
If Habas wants to test his side's commitment, he couldn't have asked for a better opponent than Chennaiyin FC to face in the opener.
Kolkata will miss players who won them ISL 2014, but they have also bolstered their squad so that they now have an equally (if not more) competent side.
"I am truly excited with my role as an Assistant Coach for the Champion side Atletico de Kolkata. It will be a dream come true to support Antonio Lopez Habas in the quest for the trophy for the second time," Roy said.