Gerard Nus, 35, turned the youngest head coach in Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) when NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) introduced his appointment in late August.
The Spaniard brings together with him a wealth of expertise having labored as assistant coach, technical director and youth academy head throughout 5 continents over a decade.
As the Highlanders intention to raised their fourth-placed end from the 2018-19 season, Nus spoke to Sportstar about his teaching philosophy and plans for the crew.
Your first impressions of Indian soccer?
I have to admit that we’re very stunned by the standard of our gamers. They are dynamic, electrical and are desirous to study. Indian soccer ought to be excited for its future; there are various optimistic issues coming to this nation.
You’ve labored with former NEUFC coach Avram Grant. Did you obtain pointers from him earlier than taking over the job?
Avram Grant is without doubt one of the explanation why I’m right here. He is without doubt one of the most necessary coaches on the earth and his data of the sport is excellent.
Besides, he’s additionally an incredible buddy and mentor. He helps you in every little thing he can and is at all times there if you want him.
According to you, what comes first: enjoying fashion or outcomes?
Why not each? We are right here to ship outcomes and make the followers proud. We will play a lovely fashion of soccer that can convey us outcomes. I’m assured that with the help of our followers, we’ll accomplish the objectives marked for this season.
We are seeing that golf equipment the world over had been pressured to forfeit matches after a number of coronavirus instances throughout the crew. What is your backup plan for such emergencies?
The league has accomplished an incredible job creating this new format that can permit us to play the sport we love.
We are adapting very properly to the circumstances and our medical crew is doing an incredible job supervising that. We are doing every little thing it takes to stop any doable emergency.
What are your goals and expectations for the upcoming season?
Our expectations are three: compete, develop and enhance. If we obtain these three issues, there isn’t any doubt in my thoughts that the outcomes will come. It is our job to enhance the outcomes from final 12 months. This membership deserves higher and we’re working exhausting to create an thrilling crew to observe.