Manuel Lanzarote – 2018-19
ATK appointed the veteran Steve Coppell as their new head coach and former Mohun Bagan I-League winning coach Sanjoy Sen as the head of Youth Development and as a mentor for the Indian players. Sanjoy Sen chipped in some of his known faces from Mohun Bagan and East Bengal into the squad. They came close to qualify for the semi-finals but were lacking in the attacking third. Spaniard Manuel Lanzarote was the highest goalscorer of the club with five goals.
The FC Barcelona youth product started his career in the B and C teams and playing in the Segunda division in the first three years of his career. He came to FC Goa in 2017 and played attractive football for FC Goa. In the following year, he moved to ATK where he was declared as club captain under Steve Coppell. His individual brilliance in few matches helped ATK to get three points, but it wasn’t enough for them to reach the playoffs.