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ISL gets its first ‘country coach’, Khalid Jamil ends years of waiting

Coach Khalid practicing with the team

It has been discussed for a long time that Indian coaches are needed in the Indian Super League, the football league of India. A new era has started in the league on Sunday. North East United did what no club has done till date. Khalid Jamil has been appointed as its head coach by NorthEast United FC ahead of the upcoming season. Thus, he has become the first Indian in the history of the Indian Super League (ISL) to become the full-time head coach of a club.

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Jamil took over from Gerrad Nuss last season and as his interim coach, NorthEast’s team reached the semi-finals. Meanwhile, the team was unbeaten in nine consecutive matches. Seeing his performance, the team decided to give him the title of head coach. After Jamil, many other teams will also be inspired to take the decision of making Indian coaches as head coaches. Many indigenous coaches are working as assistants in the ISL, although till date no one was given the responsibility of the head on a permanent basis.

Jamil has been the coach of many clubs

Jamil, 44, a former midfielder, has previously coached Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. His biggest success so far is to get Aizawl FC the I-League title in 2017. Prior to this, he was the coach of Mumbai FC for seven years. Born in Kuwait, Jamil used to play for Mahindra United, Air India and Mumbai FC. He also played some matches for the Indian national team.

ISL prize money increased

Organizers of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Friday announced an increase of Rs 3 crore in the prize money of ‘Shield Winners’ from the upcoming season, while the amount given to the ISL champions has been cut. Is. The ‘Shield Winners’, given to the team topping the table, started in the 2019-20 season. In the last two seasons, its winner was given Rs 50 lakh.

As part of the redistribution of ISL prize money, Football Sports Development (FSDL) has now allocated Rs 3.5 crore for the league winners. The winner of the final ISL champion will now get Rs 6 crore (earlier Rs 8 crore), while the runner-up will get Rs 3 crore (earlier Rs 4 crore). The other two teams reaching the semi-finals will continue to get Rs 1.5 crore each.

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