I-League club Mumbai FC has signed AFC ‘A’ License coach Kundan Chandra as the head of its Youth Development wing.
“Chandra brings his valuable expertise to Mumbai FC in areas such as youth football, grassroots, women’s football as well as organizing football festivals,” said a media release on Tuesday. Chandra is an AIFF ‘D’ License Instructor as well as an AIFF scout for the U17 World Cup to be played in the country in 2017.
Chandra said his focus would be to produce players of high caliber. “My objective is to produce players of high quality who are technically, mentally, psychologically and physiologically fit and are also model citizens of the society. We are in process of designing and implementing one of the most ambitious grassroots football structures in India.”
“It will be my endeavor to make sure that all the Mumbai FC youth teams perform to the best of their ability and the players subsequently go on to represent club and country. I am looking forward to this mammoth responsibility,” he added.
“We are pleased to appoint Kundan Chandra and we feel he is the right man for the job. His has worked in grassroots football, youth football, coach education and all other aspects which will only help us create a robust youth system for our club.”
Recently, Mumbai City Football Club today named eminent English football manager Peter Reid as Team Manager and experienced coach Steve Darby as the assistant coach for their campaign at the Indian Super League (ISL).