Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 8 (ANI): SC East Bengal on Wednesday announced that they have parted ways with head coach Robbie Fowler. Alongside his assistant Tony Grant, Robbie took charge of the team in a very challenging period of transition in the Indian Super League. Manuel 'Manolo' Diaz has been named as the new head coach for the 2021-22 season.
Red and Gold brigade finished ninth last season with just three wins in the club's first-ever season in the Indian Super League.
With over 20 years of coaching experience, including a significant period of time in the Real Madrid C.F. setup, Manolo brings with him a wealth of experience and a winning mentality.
The 53-year-old has an overall win rate of 41.77 per cent over 328 matches coached in his two-decade career and a 46.66 win rate in his latest stint at Real Madrid Castilla (2018-19).
"In Madrid, we say 'Winning is in our DNA'. We love the pressure and expectation that comes with coaching a big club," Manolo said.
"Time is short and there is a long and difficult road ahead, but we will do our best to deliver good performances for all SC East Bengal fans." (ANI)