JSW appoint Ashley Westwood as their coach

The former Blackburn Rovers assistant coach shall take over reins of the Bangalore-based outfit…

Jindal Steel Works (JSW) have roped in the services of former Manchester United youth team player Ashley Westwood as their head coach for the 2013-14 season.

Following an 18 year long playing career, the 36 year old was briefly appointed the manager of Kettering Town who ply their trade in the Southern League Division One Central, the eighth tier of English football.

He worked as an assistant manager with Michael Appleton at clubs including, Portsmouth, Blackpool and most recently Venky’s owned Blackburn Rovers. He also featured in Manchester United's FA Youth Cup winning team in 1995.

The Bangalore outfit were said to be close to signing Richard Money who later declined the offer in order to stay with Cambridge United.

Parth Jindal, who looks into activities of the team from the family's side said, “We are pleased to appoint Ashley Westwood as the head coach of the club. He is young, experienced and shares our vision and passion for the game. We believe he is the right man to take our club to where we want to see it.”

“This was too exciting a prospect to turn down. I have been around for a fair bit of time on the English football scene and the chance to change things in this part of the world is a challenge I will relish,” said Ashley Westwood.

“I did my study and have no doubt about the company and its owners having vision. There is a genuine ambition to the whole project and I would love being able to leave my stamp on it.”