NorthEast United will play their first ISL game since the departure of head coach Gerard Nus when they take on Jamshedpur FC in the early kickoff on Sunday.
NorthEast United parted ways with Nus after a 1-1 draw with Bengaluru FC in their last game. The management cited differences between Nus’ tactical approach and the club’s vision before relieving the Spaniard off his duties.
Like last season, when he stepped in for Croatian Robert Jarni, experienced Indian coach Khalid Jamil has been appointed as the interim coach for the remainder of the season.
Jamshedpur also boast a unique record against their opponents, going unbeaten in seven games while winning twice. But that doesn’t give any reason for Coyle to take his opponents lightly. “Well, I don’t know if they are in good form or not. I think they played very well in the last game,” Coyle said. “NorthEast are dangerous opponents and every opponent you face possesses different challenges. They might not be fluent in passing the ball but they have so many other qualities and that’s what we need to identify. We have to be respectful but also look to play our game and impose ourselves and get our good players on the ball.”
NorthEast United FC have had a poor season so far.
They have won only two, lost three and drawn six games, including their last encounter against Bengaluru FC, and have only 12 points from their 11 matches. Although NEUFC have scored 13 goals so far, despite their defensive approach, they have also conceded as many as 15.
It seems to be an intense clash between both teams as both of them seek revival.