The 28-year-old is one of the youngest coaches in Indian football right now
Aizawl FC have brought in former Punjab FC and Mohammedan SC boss Yan Law to be their new head coach for the remainder of the I-League season. The 28-year-old is one of the youngest managers in Indian football right now and has plenty of experience in the league.
Law had an impressive season as the boss of Punjab FC last time around, helping them finish third in the I-League and impressing many with his handling of players. He would then become the manager of Mohammedan Sporting in a bid to help them get promoted into the I-League this season.
While the 28-year-old did well initially as their boss, controversy stirred up midway into the I-League Qualifiers last year which led to his sacking. The Black Panthers’ management made accusations about Law being biased towards the ex-Punjab FC players he had signed and even conversing with his former boss Ranjit Bajaj before selecting his team.
Mohammedan then filed an FIR with Kolkata Police after their allegations, but the legal battle was eventually solved between all parties. Law had been working as the head coach for Himachal Pradesh club Techtro Swades United for a few months before coming back to the I-League with Aizawl.
He succeeds experienced tactician Standly Rozario, who mutually parted ways with Aizawl FC after the People’s Club lost their first I-League game of the season. The Northeast side will now hope to get back to winning ways under their new boss, who is bound to bring a new approach.
The 28-year-old’s impressive man-management ability and tendency to maintain an attractive playing style should suit Aizawl’s young players. He will be tasked to get the best out of the youngsters and challenge for a top four finish in the league. However, the club currently sit in 10th position in the league, so Law has his work cut out for him.
hIS first game will be a big task against high-flying Gokulam Kerala, who defeated RoundGlass Punjab 4-3 in a thrilling encounter in their last game.