Mohun Bagan Super Giant have made another bold move in their bid to become a top club in Indian football, appointing renowned coach Antonio Lopez Habas as their Technical Director. The veteran Spanish coach has taken up the new role after a gap of around 18 months and will be responsible for leading the team’s tactical and technical development.
Born in 1959 in Madrid, Lopez Habas has enjoyed a long and successful career in football. During his time as coach he has managed numerous clubs around the world including Mexico’s Club America, Argentina’s Independiente, South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs and India’s ATK Mohun Bagan. His most successful period came in 2017 when he guided Atlético de Kolkata to their second Indian Super League title.
Commenting on the news of his appointment, Lopez Habas said: “I am delighted and proud to join Mohun Bagan Super Giant. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to help take the team forward and contribute towards Indian football’s growth. My goal is to bring out the best in the players, and help them reach their full potential. I am looking forward to working with this team and building an exciting future together.”
The signing of Lopez Habas represents a major coup for Mohun Bagan Super Giant and is sure to raise their profile further on the Indian football scene. His vast experience and insight into how teams can succeed on the pitch is sure to be of great benefit to the club.
The team’s President, Shri Gautam Thapar, was equally enthusiastic in his comments: “The appointment of Antonio Lopez Habas as our Technical Director marks an incredibly exciting milestone for Mohun Bagan Super Giant and we are looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team. We have every confidence that his expertise and knowledge will be invaluable in helping us reach our objectives.”
The move to appoint Antonio Lopez Habas as Technical Director is sure to make Mohun Bagan Super Giant a formidable force in Indian football, with his arrival set to raise the bar yet again for clubs across the country.