ISL: Jamshedpur FC appoint Aidy Boothroyd as their head coach

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Jamshedpur FC on Sunday appointed Aidy Boothroyd as their head coach ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season.

The club announced the signing of the 51-year-old through their social media handles.

“The wait is finally over! Aidy Boothroyd joins Jamshedpur FC as our new Head Coach,” said Jamshedpur FC in a tweet.

The Englishman, who is fondly known as Aidy, comes with an illustrious record with various top clubs in England and most recently worked with The Football Association (TheFA) to manage the English Youth Teams whom he led to various honors and was instrumental in player development.

“Jamshedpur FC are the Champions of India currently and the city has a tremendous football legacy. We want to continue this upward trajectory and make the club reach places and win honors that our fans are dreaming of,” said Boothroyd about his ambitions with Jamshedpur FC.

“We want to take the club to the next level and to compete really with the top teams of Asia. In order to do that, we have to be able to evolve the team, continue developing our players, improve all departments, generate even more connection with our fans at the Furnace, recruit top, top talent along with the best people for this club to drive this project to that level. I am excited and honored to have been entrusted with the task,” he added.

Boothroyd began his managerial career when his first breakthrough came in March 2005 as he was appointed by Watford at the age of 34.The Englishman enjoyed immediate success as The Hornets secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2005-06 season. His success with Watford made Boothroyd regarded as one of the best young managers in England.

After three memorable seasons with Watford which included a semi-final spot in the FA Cup in 2007, Boothroyd managed Colchester United, Coventry City and Northampton Town before taking over the role at The FA to manage the English Youth Teams.

He was instrumental in developing various players for the England national team with players like Ben Chilwell, Calum Hudson-Odoi, Trent Alexander Arnold, Tammy Abraha, Mason Mount, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka – all coming through the ranks after featuring under Aidy Boothroyd’s teams.

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