Mumbai FC have appointed Oscar Bruzon as the head coach of the club till the end of the season, days after parting ways with Santosh Kashyap. Bruzon was the assistant coach of RCD Mallorca's youth team in the Segunda Division before taking up this position.
The club sacked Kashyap after a 5-0 defeat against Pune-based club DSK Shivajians. Bruzon takes over a team which is currently bottom in the I-league table and winless in their last 12 games.
"I want the players to believe we can do it. I don't want to go further than the next match. We play Churchill Brothers next and that's our only focus right now," Bruzon said after signing for the club.
Bruzon, who has been working closely with Indian football since 2012, now has the responsibility to save Mumbai FC from relegation. The Spaniard coached Sporting Clube de Goa from 2012-2014 before being roped in as assistant coach of ISL team Mumbai City FC during the 2015-16 season. He guided Sporting to mid-table finishes in the league and reached the final of the Federation Cup during his two seasons in-charge.
Mumbai FC are two points behind ninth-placed Minerva Punjab, and three behind eighth-placed Chennai City, with four games remaining in the season. The Spaniard who is known to brand a possession-based style of football landed in Mumbai early thursday morning and straight away got down to work by taking over a late afternoon training session as Mumbai FC prepare for their next match versus Churchill Brothers Goa on April 8th.