Australian Darby appointed Mohun Bagan’s chief football coach

July 19th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Australian Stephen David Darby has been appointed Mohun Bagan’s chief football coach for the 2011-12 season, the club announced Tuesday.

Better known as Steve Darby, he obtained his UEFA A licence in 1979, and became an official FIFA instructor for the Oceania region two years later and AFC instructor in 1988. He was the national development manager for the Australian Soccer Fedeation between 1990 and 1995.

During his 16 year club coaching career, Darby has occupied the hot seat for Australia’s Sydney Olympics campaign, Malaysia’s Johor FA and Perac FA. He guided Johor to the Malyasia FA Cup.

He has also served as coach of Singapore’s Home United FC, besides coaching the Vietnamese women’s team to a gold medal in the South East Association Games.

Darby would arrive in Kolkata July 24, Mohun Bagan said in a media release
here.

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