ISL: Mohun Bagan Super Giant appoint Jose Molina as head coach


Mohun Bagan Super Giant, a prominent name in Indian football, has announced the appointment of Jose Francisco Molina as their new head coach. This decision marks a significant shift in the club’s leadership, with Molina replacing Antonio Lopez Habas.

Mohun Bagan signs an experienced coach

Molina, a former Spanish goalkeeper, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He has previously coached Atletico de Kolkata, leading them to a title triumph in the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). His successful stint with Atletico de Kolkata, the club with which Mohun Bagan merged a few seasons back, makes him a familiar and respected figure in Indian football.

In addition to his ISL success, Molina has also served as the Technical Director of the Spain Football Federation. His international experience and proven track record in both domestic and global competitions make him a valuable asset for Mohun Bagan Super Giant.

Molina’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the club. Having won the ISL Shield last season, Mohun Bagan Super Giant has secured qualification for the AFC Champions League Stage 2. With high stakes and the club’s increasing focus on performing well in the continental tournament, a high-profile coach like Molina is a strategic choice.

In a statement released by the club, Molina expressed his honour at being part of Mohun Bagan Super Giant. He stated, “I am honoured to be part of Mohun Bagan Super Giant, a club with a rich legacy. I hope to bring more success to the club and its fans.” This sentiment reflects Molina’s commitment to uphold the club’s legacy and strive for further success.

The club has not revealed the details of Molina’s appointment, but it is understood that he has signed a one-year contract with the Shield winners. As he takes over the reins, Molina is expected to pick his support staff and potentially strengthen the Bagan squad with new foreign players.

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