Malky Thomson takes over as Salgaocar FC head coach

Following the departure of Derrick Pereira, the Goan outfit has appointed the experienced Scot to take over the reins for the upcoming I-League season.

Salgaocar FC have announced the appointment of Malky Thomson as their new head coach for the upcoming I-League season.

Having worked with clubs such as Celtic, Rangers, Blackpool FC, Birmingham City, Limerick, Dundee United and Inverness, Malky is certainly not short of coaching experience.

Speaking about his appointment, the 48 year-old remarked, "I am looking to build on the great work that Salgaocar FC has done in the past. I am looking forward to coming over soon and adding value to the coaches, players and staff at the club. I have read and been told that Salgaocar FC is one of the most professional teams in India with a long history.”

"I am really looking forward to the challenge. India is a developing football nation and it should be a very exciting challenge,’ he added.

The Scottish manager is acquainted with compatriot Darryl Duffy who plays for the Goan outfit and informed that the striker gave him the thumbs up as well. 

"I do know Darryl Duffy who is playing at Salgaocar FC and he has said only good things about the club,’ he concluded.

Malky has worked in Asia previously having had a stint with Al Ahli in Dubai and is looking to return to the continent`.

Salgaocar FC General Secretary, Mr. Adlear D’Cruz welcoming the Scot remarked, “We are delighted to have someone with Malky’s experience join us and we wish him a successful tenure at the club.”

Malky is expected to arrive in Goa by mid-July to take over the reins from Derrick Pereira whose two-year contract at the club ended this summer.