Spanish manager Sergio Lobera has signed a contract extension with FC Goa which will keep him at the Indian Super League (ISL) side until the end of 2019-20 season.
Lobera, who joined the Gaurs in 2017 taking over the reins from legendary Brazilian footballer Zico, took FC Goa to the playoffs of ISL 2017-18 season. They lost to eventual winners Chennaiyin FC in the semifinal.
A connoisseur of attacking football, the Spaniard has introduced a certain brand of attacking football to Goa. Goa were the highest scoring side in ISL 2017-18. They had scored 42 goals in 18 matches at the group stages.
🎬 Part III: Releasing 2019/20.— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) November 17, 2018
The Lobera masterclass continues! 😍
The club is delighted to announce that @sergiolobera1 has extended his stay at the club until the end of next season! ✍️#LobEra #NowWeRise #ForcaGoa pic.twitter.com/pLEbevD0iv
FC Goa are off to a flying start in ISL 2018-19 season. They are currently at the top of the table with 16 points from seven matches. They are yet again the highest scoring side this time, scoring 21 times already.
The 41-year-old also took FC Goa to the semi-finals of the inaugural Super Cup last season where they bowed out in the semi-final against I-League side East Bengal.
Lobera learnt his trade at FC Barcelona's famed La Masia system where he was involved with various age-group sides for nearly a decade. He has also managed UD Las Palmas' senior side in Spain before spending three years in Morocco with Moghreb Tetouan after which he left for India.