Indian Super League newcomers Hyderabad FC will be coached by Spaniard Albert Roca from the summer of 2020 for two years.
Hyderabad FC have pulled off a coup in signing Albert Roca only a day after announcing that they parted ways with Phil Brown, but Roca will only join the club in the new season though he will be involved in finding a suitable head coach for the remainder of ISL-6 in which the club are bottom of the table with only five points.
Hyderabad FC co-owner Varun Tripuraneni said on the signing, “We are extremely delighted that Albert Roca has signed with the club. He has tremendous experience across the world and in Albert, we have one of the best coaches to have coached in India. We are looking forward to work with Albert and his team and provide him the best support.”
Albert Roca returns to India for a sedcond stint after having coached Bengaluru FC successfully from 2016 to 2018. During his time at Bengaluru FC, the club reached the 2016 AFC Cup final and won the 2017 Federation Cup and 2018 Super Cup besides reaching the 2017/18 Indian Super League final.
Meanwhile Albert Roca said, “India is special to me and I am delighted to go back to the ISL. The road ahead is a challenging one and I am excited to get started at Hyderabad FC and build a strong team for next season and beyond. The intent from the club is strong and we will put our best efforts and compete to be at the top next season.”