NorthEast United FC have filled their goalkeeper slot by roping in 35-year-old Gennaro Bracigliano who will take on the role of goalkeeping coach as well.
The club terminated the contract with Tony Warner a couple of days back as the goalkeeper joined the technical staff of Bolton after penning a deal with the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise.
"NEUFC has exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of (Anthony Rudolph) Warner for material breach of his standard player's agreement. We're not prepared to provide any more detail or to discuss the underlying grounds for the contract termination at this time," was what the club had disclosed regarding the termination.
Bracigliano was part of the Chennaiyin FC team that lost out in the semi-finals of last year's Indian Super League (ISL).
He made 13 appearances for Marco Materazzi's side and was the undisputed first choice in goal. Bracigliano previously plied his trade in France in a 10 year career with Ligue 1's Nancy.
In 2011, he moved to French powerhouses Olympique Marseille but could not make the number one position his own, only turning out for their reserves in the fifth division.
NorthEast United FC will want to give a better account of themselves in the upcoming season, after finishing rock bottom last season.