7/18/2019 10:05:31 PM (GMT+3)

Fernando rejoins Gokulam Kerala as head coach

Fernando rejoins Gokulam Kerala as head coach

KOZHIKODE, India: Spanish coach Fernando Santiago Varela returned to coach Gokulam Kerala FC in the upcoming season.

“It’s a great honour to be back home. I had some unavoidable circumstances in Spain and had to leave before the I-League started. Now I am back,” said Fernando.

The Spaniard had a brief stint with the Malabarians a year ago, but had to return back to his home country due to personal reasons before the I-League started, the club said in a statement.

“We will be vying for top honours this season. Already the players have started fitness sessions and now I will oversee the training sessions. We have to prepare well for Durand Cup. It’s great to be back here,” said Fernando.

Settled in Barcelona, Fernando has previously coached Catalalan club CF Gava before joining Gokulam Kerala FC last year.

“Gokulam will aim high this season with the foreign coach. His expertise in football will surely help us to aim for glory this year. It is great to see him back with Gokulam and we expect a good start this season,” said Gokulam president VC Praveen.