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NorthEast United names ex-Ghana assistant coach as team manager

NorthEast United names ex-Ghana assistant coach as team manager

Guwahati, Aug 25 (UNI) Former Ghana National Team Assistant Coach Gerard Nus has
been appointed to lead NorthEast United Football Club for the upcoming Hero ISL season.
The 35-year old Spaniard will be the youngest manager in the Club’s history, the NEUFC
said in a statement here today.
Nus had started his professional career as a coach at Liverpool FC’s academy and later
was promoted to Rafa Benitez’s first team coaching staff.
Known for his methodical approach, effective man management and grooming young
talent, Gerard has worked with academy teams at Brighton and most recently at AFC
Eskilstuna.
He has also served as Sporting Director for the La Liga sides Elche CF and Rayo
Vallecano.
As a First Team Manager, he has managed Rayo OKC in the United States and FC
Irtysh Pavlodar in Kazakhstan.
On the international stage, he enjoyed a highly successful stint with the Ghana National
Team, working as an assistant manager under former Highlander’s Head Coach Avram
Grant.
Speaking on the appointment, NorthEast United’s Executive Director Priya Runchal said,
“We were really impressed with Gerard’s vision for the team. He has coached all around
the world and his profile speaks for itself. He is known to develop budding talent whilst
playing a brand of attractive attacking football. We are confident that he is the right
appointment for the Club.”
On his appointment, Nus added, “I am excited to start working at Northeast United FC.
This is going to be my third stint in Asia and I have heard a lot of good things about the
club, the fans and the league from my former boss Avram Grant. I am looking forward
to working with the coaching staff and the players to deliver results which the club
aspires to achieve in the coming season.”
UNI SG BM

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