Founded: 21 April, 2014.
Ground: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.
Manager: Josep Gombau
League: Indian Super League
2017–18 Regular season: 8th (10 teams)
ISL Playoff Finals: Did not qualify
It has been another summer of change at Delhi Dynamos. A fourth manager in as many campaigns and the clearing of nearly the whole coaching department. They did retain eight players from the previous season, but lost the key figures of Manuel Arana and Kalu Uche.
Delhi Dynamos scored 27 goals in the 2017/18 season, more than what champions Chennaiyin FC managed in the league stage. However, they also conceded a whopping 37 goals in 18 games.
To lead the attack, the Delhi team will rely on Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Andrija Kaluderovic. However, without any big signings among the forwards, it is an indication that the midfield will play a key role on the attacking front. Youngsters Vinit Rai, Lallianzuala Chhangte, and S Nandhakumar could come into the plans of Josep Gombau.
Josep Gombau aims to win the Indian Super League (ISL) by playing an entertaining brand of football. The Spaniard coach feels it is essential that clubs adopt an eye-pleasing style of play so as to bring more supporters into the stadium and help football in India grow.
“The aim of every single coach is to win the league. We try and after that, you don’t have any control over what happens. The team might start with certain difficulties but with some good results, things will be positive. I am very happy with the squad that I have. I am confident, but the league will be very competitive and we will try to win.
Last season the Delhi Dynamos management had replaced their entire squad, which led to their worst ever finish in the ISL. This time around they have tried to bring back some of those players while retaining most of those who made the squad last season.
The biggest challenge will be to gel the team together and produce results. The supporters have has been encouraged by the club to make their voice heard and DD management has taken the step forward by slashing its cheapest ticket to Rs 49.