BU rope in Italian coach

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jul 12,2017 | Updated: 00:34, Jul 12,2017

 
 

Brothers Union’s new Italian coach Giovanni Scanu speaks during a press conference on Tuesday. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Premier League outfit Brothers Union have filled up their vacant head coach post signing Italian Giovanni Scanu on Tuesday for a six-month period.
Scanu, the 42-year-old UEFA Pro-licensed coach, replaced Indian coach Subrata Bhattacharya, who was sacked by the club after the Federation Cup in May.
Subrata was given the charge of the club just a month before the Federation Cup but the Indian failed to guide his team to the semi-finals of season’s curtain raiser tournament.
Scanu, who has a huge 20-year long coaching experience in different areas of the world, last guided Hungarian Pro-3 league outfit FC Tatabanya.
The Italian also worked with different clubs in Italy, Brazil, Lithuania and Nigeria.
‘For me it is a new experience. I had requests [offers] from some other clubs from other countries but I honestly never live for money,’ said Scanu during the signing ceremony at the club premises.
‘I have talked to the officials and I was satisfied with their objective. I am here to try to improve everything step by step.’
Scanu said he was going to work in Asia for the first time and wanted to take the team at a certain level where the team could compete against the top clubs in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League.
‘I also spoke with the club [Brothers] officials and players and what I realised that the team is not in good shape presently.
‘We need to work hard, will have to practice two times daily, there are only 15 days to go to start the league.’
‘I am sure my team will try to play good football on the pitch, play with mind, with food technique and physic.’ 

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