NEROCA FC has announced Mr Manuel Retamero Fraile as the head coach for the season 2018-19. Manuel is a 45 years old UEFA PRO licence coach from Spain who has close to 16 years of coaching experience.I-League runners-up NEROCA FC have announced Spaniard Manuel Retamero Fraile as their new head coach for the 2018-19 season.
Manuel Retamero Fraile, the 43-year-old Spanish gaffer started his playing career with local side Real Valaloid and played for Villa de Simancas and Real Betis Sevilla.
Manuel Retamero Fraile, started his coaching career at the Academy of LaLiga side Real Betis Sevilla before becoming the head coach of Villa de Simancas and then went on to coach Iscar, Real Valladolid ‘B’ and Milford United Soccer Club in the US. Thereafter he was head of youth at Al Ittihad Aleppo in Syria and then technical director of the Bahrain Football Association.
In 2015, Manuel Retamero Fraile came for the first-time to India and the Northeast to sign for Aizawl FC. He had a successful start by winning the Mizoram Premier League, but after only four points from the first six matches in the I-League, he was fired on February 7, 2016.
He thereafter worked a few months for Al Budaiya in Bahrain before joining Ulaanbaatar FC and spending 18 successful months in Mongolia.
Now Manuel Retamero Fraile returns to India to replace Gift Raikhan, who had an impressive first season with NEROCA FC, who finished runners-up to eventual champions Minerva Punjab FC
Meanwhile, WANGKHEIRAKPAM SHYAMJAI MEITEI signed as an Assistant Coach for the Orange Army. Shyamjai a 37-year-old from Imphal is an AFC B licence holder who is an expert in youth development. He carried a vital role in developing young players in Minerva Punjab Football Academy.