ISL 2020-21: East Bengal appoints Robbie Fowler as head coach

Former England international and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has been named the head coach of East Bengal for two years. Renedy Singh will be his deputy.

Liverpool and England legend Robbie Fowler. (File Photo)   -  AP

East Bengal appointed former England international and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler as the head coach for the next two years.

"We are happy to appoint the legendary Robbie Fowler as the Head Coach for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) season. It is a two-year contract as of now but we hope to have a long, fruitful, and trophy laden collaboration. Robbie comes in with a wealth of experience having played with and against the best,” Mr. H. M. Bangur, Managing Director of Shree Cement, said.

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“Besides Robbie, we have appointed seven foreign coaches who have top-level coaching experience. We hope our coaching staff will not only help the club achieve success but also the league as a whole,” he added. Fowler, 45, last managed A-League side Brisbane Roar FC, guiding the side to the play-offs and fourth position in the league before the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former India captain Renedy Singh will be Fowler’s deputy. Renedy is a former East Bengal captain also.

The owner and managing director of Shree Cement Limited, who has acquired a majority stake of 76 per cent, further revealed that the team will be known as SC East Bengal as they along with Mohun Bagan make it a 11-team ISL.

The Coaching staff

Head coach: Robbie Fowler

Assistant coach: Anthony Grant

Set piece coach Terence McPhillips

Goalkeeping coach: Robert Mimms

Sports Scientist Jack Inman

Physiotherapist: Michael Harding

Analyst: Joseph Walmsley

Indian Assistant Coach: Renedy Singh

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