NorthEast sacks coach Joao Deus, says official

The John Abraham-owned side has won just one match out of seven it has played so far, which includes five losses - the most in the league. It is currently languishing in ninth spot in the table with four points

Joao Deus’ reported sacking comes a day after fellow ISL side Kerala Blasters showed head coach Rene Meulensteen the door.   -  AFP

 

NorthEast United FC has sacked its Portuguese coach Joao de Deus after its dismal show in the ongoing Indian Super League season.

The John Abraham-owned side has won just one match out of seven it has played so far, which includes five losses - the most in the league. It is currently languishing in ninth spot in the table with four points

“Joao de Deus and his assistant (Joao Pinho) have been sacked after the side’s dismal show in the league,” according to a team official who wished to be annonymous.

Goalkeeping coach Joseph Sidy is expected to take charge of the team before a head coach is appointed.

NorthEast United plays FC Goa at home on Saturday.

Joao Deus’ reported sacking comes a day after fellow ISL side Kerala Blasters showed head coach Rene Meulensteen the door.

NorthEast United had appointed Joao de Deus in July last year with hopes of overturning its fortunes this time around after failing to qualify for the knockout stages in the last three years since the league’s inception.

This season, NorthEast has scored just twice in seven games while conceding 12. With just a win in the bag, the north-eastern side again looks like to miss out on a top-four finish unless.