FCPC APPOINT ANTONIO HABAS AS HEAD COACH

Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City (FCPC) appointed Antonio Lopez Habas as their head coach on Monday. The 58-yearold, who's had a successful run in the ISL with Atletico De Kolkata, will replace Englishman David Platt. Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FCPC said, "To be the best, you have to bring the best. Antonio's track record in the Indian Super League speaks volumes of his capabilities. We are here to give him what he wants so he can give us what we want, i.e. the ISL trophy."

The Spaniard has a wealth of experience in coaching across Spain, South America and Africa besides spending the last two seasons with ISL.

Expressing his joy on joining FC Pune City, Habas said, "The commitment of the FCPC management for having me as a part of the club and all its planning from the beginning was one of the primary reasons for me to join. This certainly is one of the most professionally managed club in the league and changing their fortunes will be a challenge that I am eagerly looking forward to." In his two years in ISL, Habas led Atletico De Kolkata to a title in 2014 and a final four spot in 2015.