Jamshedpur FC have appointed Aidy Boothroyd as their head coach. The club announced: “The Englishman, who is fondly known as Aidy, comes with an illustrious record with various top clubs in England and most recently worked with The Football Association (TheFA) to manage the English Youth Teams whom he led to various honors and was instrumental in player development.”
Upon signing for Jamshedpur, the 51-year-old underlined his ambitions with the club. He said, “Jamshedpur FC are the Champions of India currently and the city has a tremendous football legacy. We want to continue this upward trajectory and make the club reach places and win honors that our fans are dreaming of. We want to take the club to the next level and to compete really with the top teams of Asia. In order to do that have to be able to evolve the team, continue developing our players, improve all departments, generate even more connection with our fans at the Furnace, recruit top, top talent along with the best people for this club to drive this project to that level. I am excited and honored to have been entrusted with the task.”
Chanakya Chaudhary, Jamshedpur Chairman said: “Aidy comes with a tremendous track record and with phenomenal experience in football at the top level. His ambitions are well-aligned with our vision of the club. He has been known to develop young players with an eye to spot the best talent as well. His winning mentality and football philosophy made his appointment an easy decision. The Jharkhand community has been supporting the beautiful game for a long time, evident from the ongoing Jamshedpur Sporting Association League which is over 75 years old, and we are sure this huge fan base will be delighted with the appointment” he said.