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ISL: Odisha FC Appoint Ex-England U-19 Boss, Stuart Baxter As New Head Coach

Stuart Baxter has cumulative coaching experience of more than 25 years. The Briton was a former manager of the South African national side and England U-19 team

ISL: Odisha FC Appoint Ex-England U-19 Boss, Stuart Baxter As New Head Coach
Stuart Baxter | Courtesy: Twitter (@OdishaFC)
ISL: Odisha FC Appoint Ex-England U-19 Boss, Stuart Baxter As New Head Coach
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2020-06-19T21:19:00+05:30

Odisha FC on Friday announced the appointment of Stuart Baxter as head coach ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). (More Football News)

The experienced coach has signed a two-year deal with the Bhubaneshwar-based club.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Baxter has a cumulative coaching experience of more than 25 years. He was a former manager of the South African national side and England U-19 team.

The 66-year-old was also the head coach of Finland senior team and had managed many professional clubs in Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Japan and South Africa.

At club level, he has won the South African Premier Soccer League title with Kaizer Chiefs twice and J1 League (1st stage) title once with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Commenting on the development, founder and CEO of GMS, the parent company of Odisha FC, Anil Sharma said, "We conducted an extensive global search for a coach that matched our vision for the next phase of OFC.

"We are excited that Stuart is both motivated and experienced to create a championship club, develop our Indian starlets into national team players, and strengthen our youth academy, in order to have a consistent inflow of talent into the Odisha FC squad."

Speaking on his appointment, Baxter said, "The vision for the club representing Odisha is an exciting one with development, teamwork and cooperation with our stakeholders serving as cornerstones for the task ahead.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of Indian football and the opportunity to develop players and coaches in India," Baxter said.

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