Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC has appointed Syed Sabir Pasha as their assistant coach and grassroots head after mutually parting ways with Vivek Nagul.
Chennaiyin FC would like to thank Nagul for his contribution during the first two ISL seasons with the franchise finishing top of the league stage in the first season and emerging champions in the second besides making huge strides at grassroots level. The club wishes Nagul the very best for his future endevaours.
CFC would like to welcome Tamil Nadu-born former India forward Pasha. The 43-year-old represented Tamil Nadu in the Santosh Trophy, finishing top scorer in two editions and also played for Indian Bank.
Pasha made several appearances for the Indian national team with his best moment coming in the 1995 South Asian Games in Chennai where his goal helped India secure the gold, which also happens to be the country’s last title in this tournament.
He holds an AFC A coaching license and has been the head coach of Indian Bank, Tamil Nadu and the India under-19 national team.
“We would like to thank Vivek for his contribution during the first two seasons and wish him the very best for the future. We welcome Sabir and I am confident that the first team and the club’s grassroots program will benefit from his experience,” said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Mrs Vita Dani.
“I am grateful to the Chennaiyin FC management for giving me this opportunity. My aim is to work hard and be worthy of the faith reposed in me by Chennaiyin FC,” said Pasha.