The Englishman resigned from his post at the helm of the Blue Tigers in 2019.
Former Indian football team head coach Stephen Constantine has joined Cyprus-based Pafos FC as head coach, the club have announced.
The 58-year-old is the former head coach of the Indian national football team, whom he led to the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. However, the Blue Tigers had an untimely exit from the continental tournament, as they were knocked out in the group stage itself.
“I am grateful to the Club’s management to put their trust in me. I am taking the position with a lot of ambition and am eager to work with the team to realize its full potential. The team now requires individual and collective positive growth and I will do my utmost to deliver it,” he said.
“The Board finds Steven the most suitable leader to guide the team at the moment, with his local experience being a big part to that. We are looking forward to positive changes with this appointment and believe we can still fight to achieve our aims this season,” chairman of the club, Roman Dubov said,
In his long coaching career, which has taken Stephen Constantine to eight countries till now, he has managed the Indian football team on two occasions. His most recent appointment at Pafos FC in Cyprus is also an old hunting ground for the tactician, who has prior experience of working at APEP, Nea Salamis and Ethnikos Achna in the Mediterranean island nation.
Pafos FC, who compete at the Cypriot First Division League, are currently on a four-game winless run (one draw, three defeats) and in the eighth position in the league. Apart from Constantine, the club have also appointed Spain and Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado as Head of Football. The 45-year-old has previously worked as the head coach of Galician national football team and will be working closely with Stephen Constantine to try to help Pafos climb higher in the table.