Indian Super League (ISL) club, FC Goa on Saturday confirmed the appointment of Carlos Pena as the club’s new head coach. with the 38-year-old returning to the club two years after finishing a trophy-laden spell as a player with the club.
Peña got into coaching following his retirement at the end of the 2019/20 season, with the former player revealing that while he might not have the experience when compared to the others – he does have experience of participating in the league as a player.
“My goal is to improve day by day. Of course I don’t have experience of coaching a senior team because I am 38-years-old and have been a professional footballer for 15-20 years. If i returned to Goa as a 60-year-old, maybe things would have changed by then. Maybe at that moment, I wouldn’t know what the ISL is all about,” he said as per Times of India.
“Look at other coaches who have come to India. It’s a big challenge for them because they don’t know the league, they don’t know the country. I may not have experience in some areas, but I have experience as a footballer. It’s time to work and I will try and change opinions of those who feel I lack the experience of coaching at the senior level,” Pena added.
It will be interesting to see how Pena goes about coaching the ISL side, considering that he does not have vast coaching experience.