Gift Raikhan is likely to return to NEROCA FC as the head coach for the upcoming I-League season, Goal understands.
Raikhan led NEROCA FC to the top tier of Indian football from the I-League second division and helped them finish in the second position in their first season in the premier division. The coach then joined Aizawl FC but after losing to Indian Arrows he put down his papers. He went on to join Gokulam Kerala FC as the technical director and subsequently became the head coach later in the season.
Raikhan, who was a former player with Churchill Brothers, Vasco FC, HAL and Pune FC, began his coaching career with the youth team of Pune FC.
NEROCA finished at the sixth position under Manuel Retamero in I-League 2018-19. But with Raikhan back at the helm-of-affairs, they would look to become a force to reckon with in the upcoming I-League.