FC Goa and Zico Mutually Part Ways

Saturday, 14 January 2017|Staff Reporter

FC Goa and its head coach Mr. Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) have mutually decided to part ways after three years of association. FC Goa in a statement cited "logistical challenges of the upcoming season" as the reason for not exercising  the option of extending the contract.

"FC Goa Management has nothing but immense respect and gratitude towards Zico and his dedicated support staff for their role in helping the club establish its foundation. Zico will always retain a special place in the club’s history," the statement read.

The statement also revelaed FC Goa's immediate steps, which sounds promising for Indian Footballers. Theyhave plans to limit the involvement of foreign players in the long run.

"The club is in the process of appointing a Technical Director who has the relevant coaching experience and scouting knowledge within the Indian footballing ecosystem. FC Goa strongly feels that this would be an important step in laying the foundations for the long term, and help achieve sustainable growth of the club and Indian players. Over the time, the club is keen to ensure that the dependancy on foreign players is limited and this in turn will give the Indian players the platform to make the biggest impact."