Hyderabad FC appoints Singto as senior team assistant coach

The 46-year-old Manipuri coach has signed a long-term deal with the club as he joins Manolo Marquez’s staff ahead of the upcoming ISL season.

Hyderabad FC has has appointed Thangboi Singto as its senior assistant coach.   -  Special Arrangement

Hyderabad FC has appointed experienced Thangboi Singto as the senior assistant coach of the team and technical director (youth) for the upcoming ISL season.

The 46-year-old Manipuri coach has penned a long-term deal with the club as he joins Manolo Marquez’s staff ahead of the upcoming ISL season.

“I am very excited to join Hyderabad FC because it provides me a strong challenge. The Club's vision is what attracted me to take up this role,” Thangboi said.

“The opportunity to work with club owner Varun Tripuraneni again was another important factor for me since we have done some good work before in Kerala as well. We have stepped into a new era and we have strong plans in place as we aim to build a robust structure,” he said in a statement on Friday.

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“I have worked with Thangboi before and his vast experience of working in different set-ups across the country is very valuable. He has a fantastic record of working with young talent and he fits in perfectly into the role here with our club’s vision to build a strong youth development structure,” HFC owner Varun Tripuraneni said.

“We have a long-term partnership with Borussia Dortmund with a heavy focus on youth and we’re hoping to see things take shape soon,” the HFC official said.

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For the record, Thangboi began his coaching career at former I-League side Shillong Lajong in 2009 as an assistant coach before taking over the reins in 2013. A brief stint with NorthEast United saw him work alongside Ricki Herbert in the inaugural season of the ISL.

And, in the ISL, Thangboi has worked as the assistant coach and technical director for Youth at Kerala Blasters (2017-19) before joining Odisha FC as their assistant coach for the 2019-20 season.

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