ISL 2019-20: Odisha FC parts ways with coach Josep Gombau

Josep Gombau had led the club (earlier Delhi Dynamos) to eighth and sixth-placed finishes during his two seasons in the Indian Super League.

Josep Gombau began coaching in the ISL in 2018-19 season.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Odisha FC and coach Josep Gombau have amicably parted ways due to the coach's familial obligations.

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Club president Rohan Sharma said, "Some things in life are more important than football. I'd like to thank coach Gombau and his coaching staff from the bottom of my heart for all that they have done for the club. The whole coaching staff was such a positive influence for the club. No matter where they all go in life they will always have a home in Odisha."

The Spaniard Gombau has expressed, "It wasn't an easy decision to make. I have enjoyed my time at Odisha and I am proud of what I built there. It is with some regret that I can't finish what I started, but I will always be rooting for the success of Odisha FC."

He had joined Odisha (earlier Delhi Dynamos) ahead of the fifth season in 2018. He continued for the second consecutive season in 2019-20 and took OFC to a sixth-placed finish.

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