Machhindra FC appoints Swedish coach Johan Kalin as head coach for initial contract of 4 months | Published: November 10, 2013 | आईतवार 24 कार्तिक, 2070 | 9:03 AM | Viewed: 1341 times
KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 7 - A-division outfit NMB Machhindra FC has unveiled its appointment of professional coach from Sweden Yohan Kalin. Kalin, who has got an initial contract of 4 months, has taken over the leadership of the club from today.
Kalin has played in the professional 3rd-division league in Sweden and is an A-level licensed coach from the UEFA. Machhindra FC has claimed that Kalin is probably the coach of the highest level in the history of Nepali football clubs.
Kalin, who was the head coach of Bergnasets AIK- a 3rd division Swedish club, is upbeat on his new appointment.
In presence of the new coach, Machhindra Club also began its trials for the team with about 70 youths participating today. Trying to establish a new trend along with the appointment of a new coach, Vice-Chairman of Machhindra FC Biplav Gautam said a Swedish coach had been appointed in the team after realizing the need of a foreign coach to uplift the performance of the players.
Yohan Kalin, who has just been affiliated with Machhindra FC, is familiar with South Asian football to some extent. He had watched the performance of the Nepali national team in the SAFF Championship in India in 2011, and also spent a few weeks with Indian side Sporting de Goa.