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HAL Bangalore to dismantle and rebuild all over again - coach Ramalingam Thyagraj

HAL Bangalore to dismantle and rebuild all over again - coach Ramalingam Thyagraj

After their drop to the second division with one of the worst records in the I-League, the club management is now looking for a revamp...

HAL Bangalore coach Ramalingam Thyagraj has revealed that the entire team will be changed to start afresh after their relegation from I-League season 2011-12.

Speaking to Goal.com after his side's 7-0 defeat to Sporting Clube de Goa, the man-in-charge sounded dejected with the final result of his side's forgetful campaign.

"The season is already over and there is nothing to speak with the boys. We have already signed other players. We will make it to the second division and come back in the I-League," said Thyagraj.

"We will build a new team. Management is ready to spend money also. We have taken all players on one year contract so we will be releasing everybody, dismantle and complete rebuild the team," he added.

This leaves all the current HAL players as free agents for other teams to take their pick during the summer transfer window.

Thyagraj went on to target his defensive segment for the lack of consistency while also blaming their share of luck in this season.

"We played very good matches, but honestly speaking, we had no luck at all. We have scored against Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers also, but we have conceded silly goals because of defenders' or goalkeepers' lapse in concentration," he concluded.

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