Gift Raikhan, former coach of Aizawl FC and Neroca FC, has been appointed as the technical director of Gokulam Kerala FC on Saturday. He will oversee the overall sporting activities at the club, while Bino George will continue as the chief coach.

“It is a privilege to work with Gokulam Kerala FC," said Gift, who hails from Manipur.

"Kerala is a football-loving state like Manipur and this will be a new challenge for me. I hope we could build a strong team from the state."

The past fortnight had also seen assistant coach Satheevan Balan parting ways with the club after a brief stint.

After a promising start to the season, Gokulam is going through a harrowing time at the moment and is placed second from bottom in the I-League table.