The two-time Hero Indian Super League (ISL) champions, ATK have signed English World Cup player Stephen Coppell as the Head Coach for the upcoming season of Hero ISL. Coppell has had an illustrious career as a right winger for both his country England and his club, Manchester United.
An experienced manager, 62-year-old Coppell has been the manager of English clubs such as Crystal Palace and Reading, achieving major success with them. He has also managed clubs such as Manchester City, Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford.
Coppell is not new to Hero ISL and has previously been Manager for Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC.
“I am glad to welcome our new Head Coach Steve Coppell to the ATK family. It has been our effort to build an experienced and balanced side, which will be enhanced with Coppell joining the squad this season. One of the world’s most respected wingers and an exceptional manager himself, I am hopeful Steve will lead the way for ATK with his unique strategies and his enthusiasm.” – Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Principal Owner, ATK.
“I am delighted to accept the position of Head Coach for ATK for the coming season. ATK has a proud history in the ISL and I hope that with the hard work and skill, we can match the ambitions of our fans and everyone associated with the Club.” – Mr Steve Coppell, Head Coach, ATK.