According to an ISL media release, Roca, who had earlier coached Bengaluru FC to the AFC Cup finals, will advise the new coaching staff for the remainder of the season and will take full charge from the beginning of next season.
“I am delighted to go back to the ISL. The road ahead is a challenging one and I am excited to get started at Hyderabad FC and build a strong team for next season and beyond. The intent from the club is strong and we will put our best efforts and compete to be at the top next season,” Roca said.
Varun Tripuraneni, co-owner of Hyderabad FC said: “We are extremely delighted that Albert Roca has signed with the club. He has tremendous experience across the world and in Albert, we have one of the best coaches to have coached in India. We are looking forward to working with Albert and his team and provide him with the best support.”
Earlier on Saturday, they had announced the sacking of Phil Brown who’d overseen a disastrous start to the season, with Hyderabad sitting rock bottom of the league with just five points from twelve games (1W, 9L, 2D).