Juan Ferrando steps down as FC Goa head coach

Juan Ferrando
Juan Ferrando

FC Goa on December 20 announced that Juan Ferrando has stepped down as the head coach of the club.

Speaking on Ferrando’s departure, director of football, Ravi Puskur said: “We’re very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, particularly at this juncture of the season, where we are in the middle of the season.”

“We’re particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning (December 19) where he communicated his desire to leave the club. However, once he stated his stance and the release clause was activated, we were left with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future,” the statement added.

Juan Ferrando, in his only full season with FC Goa in 2020/21, guided the Gaurs to the semifinals of the Indian Super League (ISL). He was also in charge of the club during their maiden and historic continental voyage in the AFC Champions League, where they finished third in Group E.

FC Goa informed that assistant coach Clifford Miranda will take interim charge of the first team.

The club will make further announcements in due course.

Media reports claimed that Juan Ferrando may join ATK Mohun Bagan as the Kolkata-based club’s head coach.

There was no any official confirmation till the filling of this report.

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