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Former Croatian international Robert Jarni appointed head coach of Indian Super League team

Robert Jarni (Photo: HNS)

5 August 2019 – Former Croatian international Robert Jarni has landed a new coaching job in India.

NorthEast United Football Club, which is based out of Guwahati, Assam and plays in the Indian Super League, has appointed Jarni as new head coach. 

“NorthEast United Football Club is delighted to announce that Croatian World Cup Bronze medallist, Robert Jarni, has been appointed to lead the club for the upcoming Hero ISL season. In the past, Robert has coached premier European clubs such as Hajduk Split, Puskás Akadémia FC, Pécsi Mecsek Football Club, and Fudbalski klub Sarajevo. Most recently, he was the Head Coach of the Croatian U-19 and U-20 team,” the club said in a statement on Monday. 

Speaking on the appointment, NorthEast United’s Executive Director Priya Runchal said; “The Club is determined to add to the success of last year and Mr. Jarni brings the right blend of experience and tactical insight to take this team forward, with a focus on youth development.”

On his appointment, Mr. Jarni added; “I am thrilled to take on this role at NorthEast United and the project has my full commitment. This is my first foray into managing an Asian club and I am thrilled to bring in an exciting brand of football which the supporters will thoroughly enjoy.”

Jarni joins his 1998 World Cup team-mate Igor Stimac in India. Stimac was appointed head coach of the Indian national team back in May. 

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