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The search of the Northeast United's management for a new headcoach after the dismissal of Robert Jarni is over, as 35-year-old Spaniard Gerard Nus would take the helm of the highlanders for the 2020-21 season.
Northeast United FC have filled their managerial vacancy by hiring 35-year-old Spaniard Gerard Nus. He will be the youngest manager in the Club’s history.
Nus 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.
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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.
Gerard and Priya have their say
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, Mr. Nus added; “I am excited to start working at Northeast United FC. This is going to be my 3rd 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.”