Clifford Miranda named Odisha FC head coach until end of season
Hero Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC on Thursday announced the appointment of Clifford Miranda as head coach until the end of the season. Miranda, who joined the club as assistant coach ahead of the Hero ISL 2022-23 season, will take charge of the team as they prepare for the Hero Super Cup 2023.
The club confirms the appointment of Clifford Miranda as Head Coach till the end of the season.— Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) March 16, 2023
Clifford will take charge of the first team as the club will commence preparations for the Hero Super Cup. We wish him the very best for his upcoming assignment 🟣⚫️#OdishaFC pic.twitter.com/F6KoF70M45
Odisha FC, earlier on Saturday, parted company with former head coach Josep Gombau. The Spaniard guided the Juggernauts to a sixth-place finish in the Hero ISL 2022-23 season, ensuring them a playoff spot for the first time in history. Odisha FC were eventually knocked out by ATK Mohun Bagan in the knockouts.
Before joining Odisha FC, Miranda was earlier in charge of FC Goa’s development team and the reserve side, having joined the Gaurs in 2018.
The former India player was then part of FC Goa’s first team as assistant coach. He was appointed FC Goa’s interim head coach during towards the end of the Hero ISL 2019-20 season following Sergio Lobera's departure and helped them clinch the League Winners' Shield.