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Aizawl FC announce Stanley Rozario to stay until 2021

Aizawl FC head coach Stanley Rozario. (Image courtesy: Aizawl FC via Twitter)
Aizawl FC head coach Stanley Rozario. Image courtesy: Aizawl FC via Twitter

Former I-League champions Aizawl FC have announced that their head coach Stanley Rozario will stay with the People’s Club for another two seasons until 2021.

Stanley Rozario had joined Aizawl FC during the 2018/19 I-League campaign as they were fighting relegation and they went on to finish seventh clear off the relegation zone.

Stanley Rozario, who proper name is Standly Rozario Henry, is an AFC Pro License coach from Bengaluru. He has coached top clubs across India with teams in Kolkata, Goa, Shillong, Sikkim, Kerala, Pune and Bangalore. He has also been Assistant Coach with the India Senior National Team.

Stanley Rozario began his coaching career as coach of the Services and Indian Army XI teams. After spending many years as head coach of Army XI and Services, Rozario signed with the AIFF as an Assistant Coach of the India National Senior Football team.

After being the assistant coach in the national team for two years, Rozario signed as a full-time head coach in 2008 at East Bengal Club. He then moved on to Salgaocar FC and promoted the team back to top tier I League. Then he joined Shillong Lajong FC in 2009 where the team made it to the finals of the Federation Cup. After a strong performance with a young Shillong Lajong FC, Rozario was appointed as head coach of Mohun Bagan with whom he again reached the finals of the Federation Cup and won the Calcutta Football League.

After being with Bharat Kalyani FC, Stanley worked with the Ozone Football Academy in Bengaluru and now joins Aizawl FC to save them from I-League relegation.