Bengaluru: Thalassery-born Naushad Moosa has been appointed as the assistant coach of Bengaluru FC on Thursday. The team, which participates in the Indian Super League (ISL), has announced the appointment of the AFC pro-licensed coach as assistant coach for the first team as well as head coach of the newly formed Bengaluru FC reserve side.
Moosa has formerly served as head of youth development and head coach of the Under-19 side at Pune FC and was chief coach of Air India Limited in 2012.
A former footballer himself, Moosa has turned out for Air India, Churchill Brothers, East Bengal FC, Mahindra United and Mohammedan Sporting in a career that spanned over 12 years.
As coach of the Pune FC junior team, Moosa claimed the U-18 I-League twice in three years and won the Pune League in 2016. Though 46-year-old Moosa was born in Kerala, he was brought up in Maharashtra.
“We are very happy to add Naushad to our backroom staff. His experience as a player and coach will add a lot of value to our team and the added responsibility of managing the reserve squad will see him nurture the future stars at BFC,” said club COO Mustafa Ghouse.