Alexandre Guimaraes to continue as Mumbai City FC coach

Alexandre helped Mumbai City FC top the group standings at the end of the league stage in ISL last year. He helped the club reach its maiden semifinal where it succumbed to eventual league winner, Atletico de Kolkata, in December last year.

Alexandre Guimaraes is hoping to take Mumbai City FC past the finish line this season.

Alexandre Guimaraes has been re-appointed as head coach of Mumbai City FC for the fourth edition of the Indian Super League.

Alexandre helped Mumbai City FC top the group standings at the end of the league stage in ISL last year. He helped the club reach its maiden semifinal where it succumbed to eventual league winner, Atletico de Kolkata, in December last year.

The 57-year-old Costa Rican retired footballer represented his country in 1990 FIFA World Cup. He is best known for his work as the Head Coach of Costa Rica, leading the national team past the qualifying stages for the 2002 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Mumbai City FC team owner Ranbir Kapoor was glad to retain the services of Guimaraes.  “Getting coach to come back for the upcoming season was a no-brainer. We were very happy with the team's performances last season and the way he led the team on the field like a general and off the field like a father-figure, was commendable.”

Alexandre Henrique Borges Guimarães said, “I'm very happy to continue as the coach of Mumbai City FC. The support of the owners and management has been fabulous and the reception and love the players and my staff got from the supporters club was tremendous. We achieved some of the objectives last year by finishing top of the table and reaching the semifinals but I'd like to continue this project and finish the job I came here for.”

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