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DSK Shivajians Appoint New Coach

Pune based club have appointed LFC-DSK International Academy's head coach, David Rogers as the new manager of the Senior team on a 3-year deal. The appointment comes week after their former coach, Derrick Pereira resigned after the team finished at the bottom of the League table.

Dave Rogers, who has been part of DSK's Youth set up for the past two years, has been instrumental in nurturing and developing youngsters for the bigger stage and his efforts have been bearing fruit as many of their players have been selected for India's Junior teams. Lallianzuala Chhangte, who scored a brace on his 1st full debut for Senior team in 2015 SAFF Cup, also played under Dave's tutelage.

During his stint as head coach of LFC-DSK International Academy, he guided the team to consecutive Final Rounds in U19 & U18 I-League.

Rogers, who hails from Liverpool, England has had a long playing career of 17 years in which he played for 21 clubs, mostly playing in Irish Leagues. He also had stint with stint with English Clubs like Scunthrope United, Carlisle United, Peterborough to name a few.

An excited Rogers said on his appointment, “I am very excited and proud about the prospect of working with DSK Shivajians FC. I am looking forward to the day-to-day challenge of competing in the I-League and other competitions. I would also like to thank Mr. Shirish Kulkarni for placing his trust in me for this important position. Over the course of my tenure at DSK Shivajians FC I’ve been committed to developing players and enabling them to play exciting and attacking football and this will continue into my work with the senior team.”

Picture Courtesy: DSK Shivajians Media