ISL- Indian Super League

NorthEast United part ways with head coach Gerard Nus

Neil Talnikar

January 18 2021
Gerard Nus Alison Kharsyntiew

Under the Spaniard, the Highlanders had a rough patch of results in their last five games with just two points earned.

Indian Super League outfit NorthEast United FC have announced with immediate effect the departure of head coach Gerard Nus. The club has decided to part ways with the Spanish national after taking into consideration a contrast in the team’s current tactics and the club’s philosophy and vision.

“The club would like to thank Mr. Gerard Nus for his hard work and commitment during his time at NorthEast United and wish him the best for all his future endeavours. Khalid Jamil has been appointed as the new interim head coach for the remainder of the current season,” read the official statement by the club.

NorthEast United released a statement on social media regarding the parting of ways with Gerard Nus

On Monday, Nus himself released a statement of his own, as he thanked the players and the staff for their cooperation.

Gerard Nus’ statement regarding the parting of ways with NorthEast United

Gerard Nus had a quite decent start to life in the Indian Super League after his side defeated title contenders Mumbai City FC in the very first game. Thereafter, there was no stopping them. The Highlanders started the season with a six-game unbeaten streak, their best record so far. Earning points against some mighty sides like FC Goa, Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC seemed to be an uphill task but the Highlanders did so with ease under Gerard Nus.

However, the latter half of December saw NorthEast United lose a string of games, some rather heavy ones. A poor run of form meant the team bagged just two points off their previous five games in the league. The draw against Bengaluru FC, however, came as a threshold as the club took the decision to part ways with Gerard Nus.

Currently placed seventh in the table, NorthEast United’s hopes of qualifying aren’t over yet. With Khalid Jamil taking over the interim duties at the club, it will be interesting to see the Highlanders cope under the pressure.

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