India: Shillong Lajong Appoint Stanley Rosario As Coach

On the day when Chelsea and Real Madrid’s coaching changes grabbed all the headlines, Shillong also roped in a new gaffer...
Indian outfit Sillong Lajong have appointed Stanley Rosario as their head coach ahead of the 2009-2010 season.

Rosario’s previous two stints in the last 10 months or so haven’t been rewarded, as on both occasions he was unceremoniously chucked out.

He was sacked by East Bengal following the Federation Cup, while Salgaocar refused to renew his contract after he guided them to I-League second division victory.

Speaking to, Lajong’s owner Larsing M. Sawyn said, “We have decided to have Stanley Rosario as our new head coach as we felt that in the I-League, we needed someone who has the experience.”

Meanwhile, Herring Shangpliang shall now act as the technical director of the team after ensuring a place for the north-eastern club in the I-League.

“This season, we are very serious about youth development in the north-eastern region. Herring shall be our technical director overseeing those projects,” added Larsing.

The former Indian assistant coach was overjoyed and buoyed with the new challenge he has on his hands.

Rosario said, “There is talent and quality in north eastern region which makes this project very exciting. I shall visit Chennai to see some boys participating in the Santosh Trophy.

"I have a meeting with the club and the players later on Tuesday wherein we shall discuss a few things.”

Also, Oil India’s Subrata Bhattacharya has been appointed as the new head coach of Vasco SC. 

Rahul Bali.