New Delhi: Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata have appointed Bastab Roy as their assistant coach for the Indian Super League season 2 starting October 3.
Roy, who has earlier played for clubs like Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting, Tollygunge Agragami, Customs, George Telegraph, will be supporting head coach Antonio Lopez Habas as the team's Assistant Coach for the forthcoming season of Indian Super League.
"I am truly excited with my role as an Assistant Coach for the Champion side Atletico de Kolkata. It will be a dream come true to support Antonio Lopez Habas in the quest for the trophy for the second time," Roy said.
Roy holds the 'B' certificate as a coach and has appeared for the 'A' certificate course recently. He will support Habas in team management, pass on knowledge about Indian footballers and playing conditions and take active part in training modules for the players.
"What impressed me about him is the dedication he has shown coaching grass root level footballers in Bengal. We hope he will bring his skills and knowledge about the game into the formation of the new team for Atletico de Kolkata and help the players in fulfilling their respective roles for the side," Habas said.