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Lajong To Part Ways With Long Serving Coach Thangboi Singto

Sunday, 4 June 2017
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Shillong Lajong are all set to part ways with long-serving coach Thangboi Singto after being at the helm for four seasons, according to close sources.

Thangboi's contract with Lajong ran out on 31st May and he has not been offered an extension. 

The 42-year old took over the reins from Desmon Bulpin, midway in the 2012-13 season and guided Lajong to safety. Under him, Lajong managed to stay afloat in the I-League in the successive seasons even with some occasional flirtations with the relegation zone. 

Under Thangboi, Lajong finished the 2016-17 I-League season in the 5th spot with 26 points from 18 matches, their best ever finish in the I-League.

Thrusting young talents into the limelight is something which Singto espoused, as he often started the I-League matches with 7-8 U-22 players. 

It will be interesting to see if Singto's successor follows the same philosophy.

Lajong, however, are yet to decide on a new coach with the hovering clouds of uncertainty regarding the future roadmap of Indian Football.