Recently, IFTWC got opportunity to interview NorthEast United FC head-coach, Gerard Nus. The 35-year-old Spaniard looked confident about his aim to lead Northeast United FC from upfront. Nus is a UEFA Pro License holder and also has aquired the Sports Science Degree at just the age of 18. Starting from Liverpool FC in England, Nus has also worked as Technical Director at numerous clubs.
Nus previously coached Rayo Oklahoma City which competes in North American Soccer League which is second-tier of football in USA and Irtysh Pavlodar in Kazakhstan Premier League.
NorthEast United FC is the third time in his career wherein he’s being assigned as a head-coach. Does that have any kind of pressure, Nus said,
“The only pressure I have is to make sure that the players improve and that we are doing all we can to help them grow. I know what it takes to win and achieve great things. We promise to never give up and to give our best in every game. We are here to make the fans proud.”
Nus is known for developing young talents. When asked about his plans to incorporate his expertise and ideas of skills with young prospects to lead Northeast United FC to glory, Nus replied,
“There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing (younger) players develop, especially when they are in the earlier stages of their careers. We have several exciting young prospects that will play an important role in this season. My coaching staff and I will do our best to provide opportunities to those who deserve them.“
When asked upon the factors he looked while signing players, he said,
“There are many factors that we looked while deciding which players to sign. The club has made an incredible effort to bring the right profiles for our team. I love players that embrace challenges, players that will give their best no matter what the situation is. Most importantly, I wanted players that know that this group is special and that no matters who plays, we are a family.“
“The Indian football is developing and I am sure that in the coming years we will see great strikers. At NEUFC, we believe in players that work hard and have the right mentality, therefore opportunities will be provided to those who show their progress day by day. We are here to improve the results from last seasons and we will do whatever it takes to achieve that“, he said responding to the problem of the absence of an Indian striker at the front, confidently intending to change the notion with NEUFC this season.
When asked about pre-season and squad strenghts for the upcoming season, he replied,
“Our preseason has already started and we are taking the right steps to arrive to our first game of the season. The players are learning the concepts and they understand what we want from them. It will be an exciting season, we have a special group and the fans will enjoy watching them play.“
Last but not the least, Nus leaved a special message for the beloved fans and also stated about his philoshophy of play and said,
“The fans will be proud of their team. We will leave everything on the field and we will play an attractive style of soccer. We will be a solid block that will attack and defend together. The club’s philosophy is that together we are stronger and that will be showed in our games. The players need the support of the fans, without them we would not be here.“
We IFTWC, wish Gerard Nus the very best for upcoming season. Good Luck.