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Mumbai City boss Des Buckingham spotted in Glasgow

Alen Philip MathewAlen Philip Mathew

June 7 2023

Des Buckingham guided Mumbai City to the ISL Shield last season.

Mumbai City FC manager Des Buckingham‘s sudden arrival in Glasgow has raised a lot of eyebrows in the Indian football community. His presence in Scotland has led to the speculation on what his purpose might be, with many rumours spreading like wildfire.

Some have speculated that Buckingham may be in Glasgow for a well-deserved vacation after leading Mumbai City FC to their second Indian Super League Shield earlier this year. However, a lot of speculation and gossip about the purpose behind his visit, many have speculated that he could be involved in some sort of work-related football activity, while others have dismissed it as a mere holiday trip. One thing is for sure – everyone is keenly following Buckingham’s movements in Scotland.

As a member of City Football Group, Mumbai City FC is owned by the same parent company as Manchester City FC, and the global network of clubs includes New York City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos, Melbourne City FC, Girona FC, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, and Montevideo City Torque. This makes Buckingham’s arrival in Glasgow even more interesting, as it is unclear which of these clubs he is affiliated with or what his purpose is in Scotland.

Several rumours are swirling around Buckingham’s visit, with some suggesting that it could be related to transfers or scouting for players. Others are speculating that he might be in town to meet with other managers, coaches, or agents. Moreover, there are also whispers about advanced training sessions, where Buckingham could be fine-tuning his coaching chops with some of the best in the business.

Despite the lack of any concrete information, the arrival of the Mumbai City FC manager has certainly stirred up the football community in India, and everyone is keeping a close eye on his movements. Some fans have even speculated that Buckingham could be in line for a position with one of the Scottish Premiership clubs. However, these are nothing more than wild speculations, as there is no official confirmation or information available about Buckingham’s visit.

Who is Des Buckingham?

As the former assistant coach of the New Zealand national team and head coach at the underage sides, Buckingham has a wealth of experience in football coaching. He also worked as an assistant manager at Melbourne City before joining Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). Since taking charge of the team, Buckingham has proved to be an astute manager, guiding the Islanders to the top of the ISL standings in the 2022-23 season.

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