Northeast United FC have announced the departure of Head Coach Gerard Nus and have appointed Khalid Jamil as interim manager for the rest of the season. The club authorities cited differences between the club’s philosophy and vision with Gerard Nus’ tactics this season as reason for the departure.
The Highlanders are currently seventh in the 2020-21 ISL and after a bright start to their season, their form has ebbed – although it wasn’t enough to justify the Spaniard’s sacking.
There are however unconfirmed rumours floating around that the coach had lost the dressing room due to his insistence to play a very defensive setup in every game.
Incidentally, the 35-year-old UEFA Pro License holder Nus took over from Khalid Jamil at the start of the current season. Jamil was filling in for Robert Jarni who was sacked towards the end of last season. The NEUFC manager merry-go-round has seen eight managers enter and exit the door so far in seven seasons of the ISL.
Former Assistant Manager Khalid himself looked like he was on his way out after he left the bio-bubble in Goa recently to take charge of the NEUFC youth setup and academy. With his contract running out sometime this year, it seemed that he was being eased out of the club. Further, former Shillong Lajong manager Alison Kharsyntiew was appointed as Assistant Coach to the first team.
But for now though and as the club themselves have declared, Khalid Jamil will see the club through to the end of the season.