Miranda appointed interim coach, Pereira technical director of FC Goa

GOA: former international of India Clifford Miranda has been appointed as the interim coach of FC Goa and will work under Derrick Pereira , who has been appointed technical director for the rest of the Indian Super League season.

Pereira has been with the club for the past three seasons, serving as an assistant coach in 2017-18 before assuming the role of Technical Director last season.

In this role, he headed FC Goa 's Youth Development, with three of his teams finishing as champions.

También estuvo a cargo del equipo U-23 de India el año pasado. Anteriormente dirigió Mahindra United, ganando la Liga Nacional de Fútbol en su primera season. Eso lo estableció como uno de los principales entrenadores del país al administrar Pune FC, Salgaocar, DSK Shivajians y Churchill Brothers.

Miranda has been the assistant coach this season and was in charge of the Development Team until last season.

Under his charge, the young Gaurs won the Goa Pro League while presenting impressive performances in the second division of the League and the Durand Cup.

Miranda has been one of the pillars of the Indian national team midfield, winning the SAFF Championship twice together with the AFC Challenge Cup. He has had the same success at the club level with five league titles under his belt with Dempo SC.

The Spaniard Roma Cullinera, meanwhile, has been appointed as a strength and conditioning coach.

Speaking about the appointments, FC Goa president Akshay Tandon said: We are confident in the abilities of our coaching staff to lead the team to a successful finish to the 2019-20 campaign. Derrick and Clifford have been with FC Goa for a few years and possess a deep understanding of the club and our philosophy.

They have shown the same with their past performances in the first team, as well as in the youth levels.

The trio faces their first challenge when FC Goa take on Hyderabad FC on Wednesday at Fatorda.

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