NorthEast FC appoint Juan Pedro as head coach

The Indian Super League (ISL) side NorthEast United FC has acquired the services of Spaniard Juan Pedro Benali as the head coach of the first team on a 1+1 year deal. The club announced the signing through their social media handles on Monday.
Over the course of a career spanning nearly three decades, the 54-year-old Benali has coached teams in three different continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as being the technical assistant for the Finnish national team. “It is a great honour for me to accept the appointment as the Head Coach of NEUFC. I am incredibly excited to embark on this journey with the club as we look to build a competitive team that can challenge at the highest levels,” quoted Benali as saying on the appointment. An African Super Cup finalist with RS Berkane in 2021, Benali brings with him a pedigree of success and excellence. His role as head coach of Vissel Kobe in 2008 resulted in the team getting promoted into the J-League as well as winning the “Best Attack” Award in Japan. He won the UAE Cup with Sharjah Football Club in 2003, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Arab Cup with Moroccan club SCC Mohammedia in 2001.
His accomplishments with SCC Mohammedia led to him joining Al-Gharafa Sports Club in Qatar, where he led the team to a second-place finish on level points with the champions, narrowly missing out on the league title on goal difference. Benali, throughout his career, has also been involved in setting up and running academies.

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