ISL 2017-18: David James joins Kerala Blasters as head coach

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Following the exit of Rene Meulensteen on Tuesday, the Kochi-based outfit have appointed David James as the new head coach.

47-year-old David James has returned to the Indian Super League, this time in the capacity of a head coach, Goal can confirm. The Englishman was a part of the Kochi-based side in 2014 as a player-coach, making 12 appearances for the team.

James will replace former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen at the club who parted ways with the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned club following a disappointing run of results. James becomes the fourth England-born head coach in the league after Jamshedpur's Steve Coppell, ATK's Teddy Sheringham and Chennaiyin's John Gregory. 

Kerala Blasters have clinched seven points from as many games and are placed eighth on the points table. Thangboi Singto is currently in charge of the side as an interim manager for the team’s clash with FC Pune City which is scheduled for January 4.

 

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