New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC have secured the services of former India striker Raman Vijayan as assistant coach for the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) football.
He will also be the technical director of the club's grassroots program. He will work in tandem with another assistant coach Shakti Chauhan to help in the team's preparations for the upcoming season.
Raman's illustrious 12-year-long career began with East Bengal FC after which he went on to play for FC Kochin, Mahindra United, Dempo and Mohammedan Sporting. He is one of the two Indian footballers to have finished as top scorer in the then National League.
Raman was also fondly nicknamed the 'Golden Boy' for his expertise at scoring winners in crucial games. In his four-year stint with the national team, Raman played and scored in various prestigious tournaments like the Asian Games, SAFF cup, SAF games as well as the 1998 World Cup Qualifiers held at Qatar.
Commenting on his arrival at Delhi Dynamos, Raman said, "It is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of Delhi Dynamos, the club's project for grassroots is in line with my vision for growing football in this beautiful city.
"I am not only excited to work with the first team but I am also looking forward to developing the budding footballers of tomorrow."
Delhi Dynamos FC president Prashant Agarwal said, "The experience Raman brings with him is unparalleled. His passion for development of football at the grassroots level is in line with our club's philosophy."
At the twilight of his playing career, Raman took to coaching. He completed his AFC A license in 2014 and had previously managed South United club for three years before taking charge at Chennai FC.