“The Blasters see the Spaniard as the perfect fit for the re-build of the project. They have very impressed with his coaching credentials, past experience and work with the Mariners this season. Talks are progressing well and both parties are closing to sealing an agreement,” a source close to the developments said, claims Khel Now.
Kerala Blasters had appointed Eelco Schattorie, a dutch tactician as their coach after his stint with the NorthEast United but the disappointing result of the team made them stand seventh on the table. Schattorie had a one-year contract with the team and it would have been renewed if the team had finished in top five but unfortunately for the Dutchman, he could not prove his mettel.
To better the next seasons results, the team has already started the preparations for it. They have already roped in Lithuanian sporting director Karolis Skinkys and now they are looking appoint Mohun Bagan’s Kibu Vicuna in place of Eelco Schattorie.
Vicuna comes in with a lot of experience and having worked with youth development, he has also worked with players like Raul Gracia, Nacho Monreal, Cesar Azpilicueta and so on. It had been only a year in India for the Spaniard and he went to lift the title.