Official: NorthEast United FC rope in Nelo Vingada as their new manager

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Bengaluru, July 26: Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC have successfully roped in Nelo Vingada as their new manager for the upcoming season.

Nelo Vingada, who is popularly known 'The Professor' has managed several clubs and national teams which includes, Portugal national team, Saudi Arabia national team, FC Seoul, etc.

NorthEast United owner John Abraham (left) along with Nelo Vingada

Indian Super League official website confirmed the news on twitter as well as on their official website.

The tweet read:

Speaking on the appointment of the new manager, John Abraham, Owner of NorthEast United FC, said: "I welcome Nelo Vingada as the new Head Coach of NEUFC. The team looks forward to learning from his tremendous leadership skills and the strategic acumen. His international experience makes him the most suitable coach to nurture and lead the team. Nelo has already proved himself as a winner and his attitude matches the vision we harbor for the Club."

Director of Football for NEUFC,  Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, said: "We are thrilled to have Nelo Vingada join NEUFC as the new Head Coach. We are affirmative that our team of young and passionate footballers would learn a lot from him. At such a crucial time, we couldn't have asked for a better Coach. His on-field expertise and glorious experience makes us really affirmative about the upcoming ISL."

When asked about his new job, the manager said: "John Abraham and I have the same outlook on the game and the team. We want to bring in more talent that will be professional and willing to learn and evolve into better players. The club has been putting in a good amount of efforts and you can see that over seasons. The club currently has talented players and I aim to train the team and bring a good balance between each player. This season we hope to see better results for NEUFC. I think that I am a Coach who respects the man behind the player. Working with the talented Indian boys is an exciting prospect for me. The players we will now bring in will complement the existing squad."

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