Jorge Costa extends contract with Mumbai City FC

The Portuguese manager will remain at the helm for another season.

Jorge Costa says he feels at home at Mumbai City FC.   -  SANDEEP SHETTY

After guiding Mumbai City FC into the semifinals of the 2018-19 season of Indian Super League, Jorge Costa on Tuesday extended his contract for another season.

In his first season, Costa oversaw the team play effective counter-attacking football. It helped the club achieve some stunning milestones during its impressive run, including a club-record nine-match unbeaten streak.

The 46-year old was delighted to continue working with the club, saying that ‘he didn’t have to think twice’ before putting pen to paper on an extension.

“Since my first day at this club, I’ve had a great experience with the management and all the staff. The organisation here at Mumbai City FC is thoroughly professional and has done everything to make my job easier and make me feel at home. We are not satisfied with stopping at the semifinals, but are proud of the season we’ve had,” Costa said.

“Our fans have been a huge part of what we are as a club and they have been immense this season. I’m very happy that I can be in Mumbai next season, continue our good work and give our fans some great memories at the Arena,” he added.

 

Costa, who won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League at FC Porto and made 50 appearances for the Portuguese national team as a player, started off his managerial career at SC Braga before moving to other clubs in Portugal.

Costa later also guided CFR Cluj to the Romanian Liga I title in 2011-12 and had coaching stints in Cyprus, Gabon and France before making his way to Mumbai.