Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bengaluru gaffer bags FPAI best coach award

The day after crowning India champs, good news came on Bengaluru FC’s way – coach Ashley Westwood adjudged the best coach award at the sixth edition of Football Players` Association of India (FPAI). 

Gaffer along with his team came up at the Bangalore football stadium for the felicitation ceremony organized by KSFA. 

Talking to the journos, former product of Manchester United academy looked amused, “I was never expecting this award, I think the best coach award is a fantastic achievement!” 

He added,” It's great and very rewarding when your peers decide that you are the best and vote for you. I thank everyone who voted for me. We want to continue with the success and look forward to next year." 

Westwood is heading straight back to England, where he’ll be visiting some football clubs, “I have some good friends in England who works at top football clubs. I’m going to go to them, do some research, look at what they’re doing, ensure I’ve not missed anything and try and make us stronger for next year.

In that case, he’ll not be available for BDFA Super Division, which is starting from next week. 

Assistant coach will be in charge, coach said, “Pradhyum will be here and a most of the boys will be here. We’ve got our off-season programs; we all know what we’re doing. We’ll respect the tournament and make sure that we play to our capacity. Our plan is to use some younger boys, under-19s, and try and look to the future.”