Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), NorthEast United FC announced that the Club has appointed former Bengaluru FC coach Naushad Moosa in a triple role as the Indian Assistant Coach, Head Coach of the Reserve Team, and as Head of Youth Development on a 2-year deal.
Speaking on his appointment, Moosa said, “I’m excited to take up this opportunity at NorthEast United, as I believe it is a great challenge for me at this stage in my career as a coach. The foundation of many teams in the country are built around players from this region and I am excited about the talent we can find both for NorthEast United and for the Indian Football Team in the future.”
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NorthEast United CEO, Mandar Tamhane, who worked with Moosa at BFC said “Having worked alongside Naushad for over six years, I am confident that he will be an integral asset to the coaching staff and the Club as a whole. His ability of setting up youth structures and creating professional pathways for young players speaks for itself, and we will be looking at leveraging his experience in this regard. His knowledge of Indian football is amongst the best in the industry, and this makes him an integral part of the NEUFC think tank.”
Naushad Moosa Career
Having started his coaching journey as the Youth Coach of Mumbai FC in 2008, the former Indian international brings with him a wealth of experience having held coaching positions across ISL and I-League teams with both youth and senior squads. Having worked with the likes of Mumbai FC, Pune FC, and Air India.
Moosa who was also the Academy Manager of RF Young Champs has been instrumental in building and managing youth structures wherever he has worked.