The club might change their approach and look to sign players from countries other than Spain too.
Jamshedpur FC are set to announce their squad in the coming month as the club is in talks with several players to finalize their contracts. According to Telegraph, most of the Indian footballers have already signed a deal with the Men of Steel. Moreover, they are in touch with other foreigners to sign a contract and complete the process of formation of the team.
As of now, Spaniards Aitor Monroy and David Grande are the only international players to have an agreement with Jamshedpur FC. However, the club is opting for an arguably cautious approach. They are in talks with foreign players but are not making them sign on the dotted line yet. This is to ensure that they do not have to pay the agreed money right now and also gives them the option to back off from the agreement according to the situation in the future.
An individual from within the club, who is aware of the proceedings, stated, “(Aitor) Monroy and (David) Grande are already part of the squad for the upcoming ISL and we are in touch with some foreign players but contracts have not been signed as yet.”
He added, “So far, we have kept foreign players in the loop as signing contracts with them would mean we have to make them our team members and also pay them the agreed contract money. Depending on the situation, we may not sign the player up. Same is the case with some Indian players.”
Jamshedpur FC had adopted a method of acquiring several Spanish players under the tutelage of Antonio Iriondo in the 2019-20 season,. Now, the club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mukul Choudhari, has assured that the new players will be roped in consultation with the new head coach. Choudhari spoke to Telegraph Online and remarked, “We are in talks with the Spanish and some players from other countries. Selection of foreign players would depend on recommendations of the head coach.”
The report states that the club has shortlisted four tacticians to take over the job for the upcoming campaign. Meanwhile, Khel Now had disclosed that Owen Coyle is in advanced talks with the Tata Steel-owned club. The Scotsman made waves in the league with his commendable spell at Chennaiyin FC last season and can be chosen as the new man to turn around Jamshedpur FC’s fortunes too.