[India], June 5 (ANI): FC Goa assistant head coach and former footballer Derrick Pereira has taken over as the new Technical Director of the club.
The former Churchill Brothers SC manager was instrumental in FC Goa's run to the semi-finals in the club's Indian Super League campaign this season.
Pereira took over as head coach in the absence of Sergio Lobera for the Super Cup, guiding the Gaurs to another semi-final.
Excited about his new role, Pereira said, "This is a new role for me. It is something that I haven't done before and it is exciting to be a part of this journey. All these years, my work has primarily been on the pitch but now it'll be different. I am looking forward to this new role and the responsibility which comes with it."
Pereira will continue to oversee Youth Development for the club going forward.
"We are working hard on the development of our youth. We have employed a number of coaches and have developed focused training modules for the coaches. This is an ongoing process," he explained.
The club has also roped in former FC Pune City striker Jesus Rodriguez Tato, who will join as assistant to coach Sergio Lobera for the upcoming season of the ISL and the Super Cup.(ANI)