The highly anticipated and the newly earmarked Spanish gaffer of NorthEast United FC, Gerard Nus, has plied his trade with some of the biggest clubs in the world, starting from just the age of 14. Some of them are, namely, Liverpool FC, Elche CF, Rayo Vallecano, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Ghana national team and so on.
Recently, IFTWC got the marvy opportunity of interviewing the Spanish gaffer. The coach is largely looking forward to do everything at his hands to increase the level of football in India.
“The Hero ISL is a growing league with tonnes of potential. Our passion is to be able to help this amazing club reach its goals but also to be a part of the development of the league and the level of football in India. We are here to make an impact and to bring many positive things to this incredible sport.”
ISL is a short league with tight schedules that is still growing as a whole. It will be a whole new experience for the gaffer to incorporate his ideas into his team within such short span of time. Nus said,
“First of all, we have to realize the current situation we’re all living in. We are very fortunate to be back on the pitch and be able to play the game we love. We know that the conditions might not be ideal but we will adapt and produce positive results. The club deserves it and we will do everything we can in order to deliver (the results). With the support of our fans, we are very confident that our (coaching staffs) experiences will be able to bring glory to NEUFC.”
There has been an eisodos of Spanish players and Spanish coaches since the league has commenced from 2014. And the style of play has started to change ever since in India. On that note, Nus said,
“The ISL is doing a great job bringing talented coaches and experienced players from all over the world. This is the right way to improve and grow. I have no doubt that our culture and experience will bring great things to the development of the Indian football and that is why we are here. There is no doubt that if India keeps in this direction, the results will come.”
As previously mentioned, at the very early age of 14 itself, Gerard Nus had started involving himself in the coaching and technical contingent of innumerous highly reputed. And one such coach under whom Nus worked was Mr. Avram Grant (former coach of NorthEast United FC) and now Nus has decided to fill in for those shoes which was once Mr. Grant’s. Nus said,
“Everyone who follows football knows that Avram Grant is one of the best coaches in the game. However, what many people do not know is how great of a man and leader he is. Without him, I would not be the coach that I am today. He has taught me a lot about football and also about life. I look forward to be able to implement all of the concepts learned (from him) into this great challenge.”
NorthEast United FC has never won the ISL league and has seldom made it to the top four. It was Eelco Schattorie who broke that superstition and led the club to the top four for the very first time in the 2018-19 stint of ISL. Fans will largely look forward for the club to make it into the top 4 this time around as well. On that note, Nus said,
“I am delighted for how the fans have welcomed us. I only have words of appreciation for them. They are the reason why we are working so hard. We know that this club deserves better, and we are committed to provide them with great moments of football. I only ask them to support the players as much as they can, because we are STRONGER TOGETHER.”
This wil give fans an obviously strong light of hope before getting into this season of the ISL 2020-21.