Former national team coach of Singapore, Vincent Subramaniam, has been appointed the new head coach of Churchill Brothers. He will be in charge for the 2010-11 season and will replace Brazilian Carlos Alberto Perreira, club patron Churchill Alemao said on Friday.
Parreira failed to retain the I-League last season but did win two domestic trophies - Durand Cup & IFA Shield and also took Churchill to the last 16 of the AFC Cup.
Bangalore-born Subramaniam has rich experience in coaching as he holds a UEFA 'A' conversion coaching certificate and an AFC/UEFA Professional Diploma. The 55-year-old is expected to formally take charge next week.
Subramaniam was at the helm of affairs at Singapore Armed Forces (1996-98) and Geylang International (1994-95).
Between 1978-1984, he was the head coach of the Singapore national youth team. He was the head coach of the Singapore senior national team from 1998-2000.
Former Churchill Brothers Ghanaian defender Usman Hussain, who has now been appointed assistant coach, is in charge of the team at the moment.