At 37, FC Goa forward Ferran Corominas knows that his time as a professional footballer will soon be up.
Corominas, with 14 goals in 17 appearances, was FC Goa’s leading goal scorer in the 2019-20 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Corominas scintillating goal scoring form was one of the reason for FC Goa to finish the season as the league toppers and thus became the first Indian club to qualify for the AFC Champions League.
But after being into professional football for 19 years, Corominas could soon stop kicking the football. The Spanish striker in future could turn into a coach. He has completed his degree in coaching and already has another degree in psychology. The two degrees coupled with nearly two decades of experience as a professional player could just the be right blend needed for Corominas to turn into a full time coach.
In an interview to Times of India, Corominas confessed that he is indeed looking towards coaching in the near future.
“Yes, I have just finished the second level (of coaching) and I still have one level missing which I intend to do next season. With that I will have the licenses to coach. It’s something that I am looking at once I finish playing,” Coro has said.
As a coach or a sporting director, for which I’ve done the course as well, or the degree in psychology that I have, they will be the things that I have for the future as you go about preparing for it. As of now, they only serve as preparations for the future and it is not for the present.
Given ISL clubs’ preference for foreign coaches and their relative success in the league (ATK’s Antonio Lopez Habas is the coach with most titles and Sergio Lobera has most wins in the league as a coach ) Corominas does stand a chance to manage a club once he decides to hang his boots.