Luis Norton de Matos appointed new head coach of India U-17 football team

Luis Norton de Matos appointed new head coach of India U-17 football team

The AIFF today appointed Portugal’s Luis Norton de Matos as the head coach of the India Under-17 team for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be held in October this year.

A former manager with the Benfica Reserve side, De Matos replaces Nicolai Adam, who was forced to resign under controversial circumstances after a revolt from the players.

De Matos had earlier met the AIFF Advisory Committee comprising former India captains Bhaichung Bhutia and IM Vijayan apart from Sports Authority of India (SAI) DG Injeti Srinivas for a round of interviews.

De Matos also met AIFF president Praful Patel in Mumbai yesterday for a final round before the parent body zeroed in on him. He has had five appearances for the Portugal national side.

The 63-year-old coach thanked AIFF for making him a “part of the project.” He informed that he does have an Indian connection as his great grandfather was born in Goa.

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