The Spaniard was also part of Rafael Benitez’s coaching staff at Liverpool FC between 2007-10.

NorthEast United have appointed former Ghana and Rayo Vallecano manager Gerard Nus as head coach for the 2020-21 season. The Highlanders have opted for the young tactician who has a reputation for developing youngsters, having worked at a number of prominent sides in the past.

Nus started off as working as a coach in Liverpool’s prestigious youth academy from 2007-10, helping improve a number of prominent youngsters to come through their system during those years. He’s also worked as the head of youth academy for Brighton Hove & Albion and worked closely with Gus Poyet during that time.

However, the Spaniard’s big break came as the assistant coach of the Ghanaian national team, whom he helped to reach the final of the African Cup of Nations in 2015, only losing on penalties against eventual winner Ivory Coast.

His second stint with Ghana also saw him help them to the semi-finals of the 2017 AFCON edition, solidifying as a bright young manager only guaranteed to get better. Apart from his international success, Nus has worked all over Asia and knows the Asian football scene well.

The 35-year-old has worked at K-League side Chunnam Dragons as well as A-League side Melbourne Heat in the past. Nus also has an impressive reputation for his unique training drills and has even developed a coaching app called “Efficiency Match Sports” which allows anyone to design drills, take notes and stats from games and more innovative things in the simplest way.

After going for a high profile name in Robert Jani, the decision of NorthEast United to appoint a similar yet young name in Gerard Nus has come as a surprise to many. Gerard Nus knows how to get the best out of blooming youngsters at NorthEast United and is guaranteed to help the Highlanders keep up with their attacking brand of football as they aim for a playoffs spot in the forthcoming season.

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