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Zico to be ISL coach

New Delhi: In a development, which will shoot up the profile of Indian Super League (ISL), legendary Brazilian Zico was roped in as the head coach of FC Goa, on Tuesday.

“FC Goa is proud to announce that the legendary Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) has agreed to be the manager (head coach) of their team that will play in the Indian Super League,” a press release said. The 61-year-old signed the contract in Ro de Janeiro.

Representatives of FC Goa will travel to Brazil shortly to help Zico complete the visa formalities and bring him to Goa soon.

Franchise owners Srinivas Dempo, Dattaraj Salgaocar and Venugopal Dhoot expressed happiness and welcomed Zico to FC Goa. They termed it a proud moment for the franchise and felt honoured that a football legend of the stature of Zico had agreed to coach FC Goa.