Delhi Dynamos F.C. in coordination with Qatar based Aspire Academy is delighted to announce the signing of former La Liga winner Miguel Angel Portugal as the head coach for the capital based outfit for ISL Season 4.
The 61-year old who was last serving as the first team head coach of Algerian outfit Club Sportif Constantinois will take charge of Delhi Dynamos from July 1st 2017.
“I am delighted to be the new manager of Delhi Dynamos F.C. I believe that India has a lot of potential in football and I want to do my best to help grow football in Northern India. This will be an amazing challenge for me and I’m sure I will excel!” coach Portugal said following his appointment.
The Spaniard has had a 21-year long coaching experience during which he has served as manager of clubs from Bolivia, Algeria, Brazil and Spain. He has served as the technical secretary for Real Madrid for 2 years and is the first ever Spaniard to coach in 1st Division in Brazil, when he took charge of Atlético Paranaense.
Under his management, Spanish outfit, Racing Santander finished in the semifinals of the Copa Del Rey in 2009, the club’s best finish in the domestic club competition of Spain.
Delhi Dynamos director Rohan Sharma said: “I’m ecstatic to have Coach Portugal leading our club this year. Coach Portugal is an incredibly smart manager who has ‘literally’ written a book on how to coach a team successfully. Coach Portugal has also managed in different countries, which shows his ability to adapt to any situation. I look forward to his reign at Delhi,”
Miguel Ángel Portugal was part of Real Madrid’s double winning campaign in 1979-1980, helping the side win both the La Liga and the Copa Del Rey.
Ivan Bravo, Director General of the Aspire Academy said: “When helping the Delhi Dynamos search for a new manager, we wanted to find someone who can develop and nurture talent wherever he is. Coach Portugal has shown that throughout his career he is the type of manager who wants to see a team grow from the youth up. I cannot wait to see what he does with Delhi Dynamos FC.”
We look forward to welcoming Portugal as our new head coach.