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█▌▌INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE SEASON 4 ◆ First Round in Progress ◆ Bengaluru Fc At Top ▌ █▌

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    The 2017–18 Indian Super League seasonwill be the fourth season of the Indian Super League, the football league, since its establishment in 2013.


    Two new sides will join the league as expansion franchises: Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC. The two new clubs will be the ninth and tenth teams in the league. This makes this the first edition of the ISL in which their will be more than eight teams participating. As well as expanding two teams, the league will also expand two more months, being played in five months instead of three.

    Atlético de Kolkata are the defending champions from the 2016 season. They defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final on penalties to win the championship.
     
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    Retained Players

    Atletico De Kolkatta
    1. Prabir Das
    2. Debjit Majumder

    Kerala Blasters
    1. Ck Vineeth
    2. Sandesh Jhingan

    Bengaluru Fc
    1. Sunil Chetri
    2. Udanta Singh
    3. Nishu Kumar (U-21)

    Chennaiyin Fc
    1. Jeje
    2. Karanjitt Singh
    3. Jerry Lalrinzuala (U-21)

    Delhi Dynamos
    None

    Fc Goa
    1. Laxmikant Kattimani
    2. Mandar Rao Desai

    Mumbai City Fc
    1. Amrinder Singh
    2. Sehnaj Singh

    NorthEastUnited Fc
    1. Tp Rehnesh
    2. Rowlin Borgos

    Pune City Fc
    1. Vishal Kaith
    2. Ashik (U-21)


     
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    Head Coach Analysis
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    Teddy Sherrington.
    As a Manchester United treble-winner, Sheringham will have all the pressure ladled onto him as he takes the reins of the ISL's most successful franchise - Atletico de Kolkata. His calibre as a player is unquestioned. However, as a coach Teddy will have a lot to prove in India. The presence of Technical Director Ashley Westwood should help him though.

    After just a solitary coaching stint at Stevenage, a British tier two side last season, all eyes will be on the 51 year-old coach, with him seeking to retain the franchises' status as champions in the fourth season.

    [​IMG] ALBERT ROCA
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    Having endured a poor season by their lofty standards, Bengaluru FC's opening foray into the ISL will be guided by their Spanish coach who needs to see a successful second season pan out ahead of him.

    The 55 year-old coach has just won the Federation Cup just two months ago, but knows full well it's at the league stage of the ISL where he must get things right from the get-go. His Southern Eagles finished a disappointing fourth last time around in the I-League.

    A former Barcelona and Galatasaray assistant coach, Roca led Bengaluru to their maiden Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Cup final in 2016, where the Blues came runners-up.



    [​IMG] JOHN GREGORY
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    A former England international, the 63 year-old was a constant fixture in midfield for the likes of Northampton Town, Queens Park Rangers and Derby County during his playing days. He managed Aston Villa in the Premier League between 1998 and 2002 during which he oversaw massive improvement in Villa's league form.

    They were even leading the league midway through 1998-99 season before dropping off. He last managed Crawley Town before stepping down in 2014, citing health issues. He has a job on his hands, after Chennaiyin could only finish a disappointing seventh in the last season.



    [​IMG] MIGUEL ANGEL PORTUGAL

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    Taking over the reins of the club from legendary Italian Gianluca Zambrotta, who managed to lead the club to the ISL semifinals last season, Angel doesn't have a small job on his hands. The 61-year-old though is experienced enough to deal with the pressure. He also has extensive experience in Spain, having managed the likes of Real Madrid Castilla, Cordoba and Racing Santander during his managerial career.

    He has also managed in Bolivia (Club Bolivar) and Brazil (Atletico Paranaense). A former La Liga winner (1980) with Real Madrid, Portugal has served as the Technical Director of the Los Blancos.



    [​IMG] SERGIO LOBERA
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    Following in the footsteps of a fan favourite is never easy but Sergio Lobera is set to put the theory to test when the ISL's fourth edition kicks off in the football heartland of Goa. Taking over Zico's throne, Lobera needs to prime his game not just in the face of opponents, but also an infectiously passionate crowd.

    Lobera last coached in Morocco for Moghreb Tetouan from where he was dismissed last month due to a string of poor results. He has famously worked for Barcelona's youth academy for eight years between 1999 and 2007. Lobera guided Barcelona’s Alevin A side in the Futbol 7 Preferente league on an unbeaten run for two consecutive seasons. He has also worked as an assistant coach at Barcelona for a month alongside late Tito Vilanova.





    LOGO TBD STEVE COPPELL
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    Kerala Blasters' loyal and adoring fans will have been disappointed to learn that the English coach who guided them to a second ISL will not be in charge as the Mahut come the fourth edition of the frenzied tournament. Whats heart-breaking, however, is the fact that Coppell will turn to coach the league's newest entrants from Jamshedpur, owned by the Tatas.

    The 62 year-old coach has a wealth of experience behind his back, with stints at Reading, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, Breaking his ISL ice last season, the Liverpudlian guided the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned side to the runners-up spot. With an eye for talent and strategy, Coppell will hope to give wings to his squad in Jamshedpur and win the trophy he missed out on last time around.



    [​IMG] RENE MEULENSTEEN
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    Kerala Blasters continued their streak of hiring first time coaches to the hotseat, when they announced that former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen would be taking over the reins of the first team come edition four of the popular tournament. The much-appreciated Meulensteen was the first-team coach at United from 2007 onward as he played an integral role in the Red Devils winning three Premier League titles and a Champions League title in 2008.

    In the Dutchman, the Tuskers' management have a manager who has taken over jobs in Russia (Anzhi Makhachkala) and the English Championship with Fulham. The 51 year-old has also coached in Israel with Maccabi Haifa.

    [​IMG] ALEXANDRE GUIMARAES


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    The Costa Rican coach returns to the bastion he called home last season, with Mumbai City FC. The 57 year-old former Costa Rica manager will seek to propel the club beyond the semi-final stage, to where he led the Ranbir Kapoor co-owned team in the ISL's last instalment.

    He led the Mumbai-based side to the top of the league table last time around before falling in the semifinals. This time, he will be determined to go at least one step further.

    [​IMG] JOAO DE DEUS


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    The 40-year-old is a former national team manager of the West African nation, Cape Verde between 2008-2010. In 2014, the managerial job of Sporting Clube de Portugal 'B' was offered to him and De Deus then went on to spend three seasons in Cristiano Ronaldo's boyhood club's reserve team.

    Joining the Sportinguistas midway in the 2014-15 season, De Deus took the team to a fifth place finish in his maiden year. The following year, they only managed the tenth spot before parting ways with the club in February 2017 after the club was in danger of being relegated. He then managed the Primera Liga side CD Nacional Funchal for eight games, leaving the side by mutual consent after they managed just one win and a draw under his tutelage.


    [​IMG] ANTONIO HABAS
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    The new season of the ISL will want to see a bit of Antonio Habas' fireworks. Having failed with the franchise last season, the Spaniard will want to return rekindled and with a plan to take on the aims and ambitions of the Punekars. Having coached Atletico de Kolkata to a storming season in 2014, gripe and a lack of form have gripped the outfits coached by the former Valencia coach in the last two seasons.

    The 60 year-old, Pozoblanco-born coach has rich pedigree behind his name having coached in South America (Bolivan national team assistant) and Celta Vigo. He will in all likelihood return to the den of the Shree Chhatrapati Balewadi Sports complex, seeking a second title and uplifting the football spirits of the city.
     
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    As many as 205 players are up for grabs and only 134 of them will get lucky. The list contains veterans of Indian football as well as fresh faces.

    Here is the full list of players in the ISL 2017 draft.

    Eugeneson Lyngdoh – Rs 1.1 crores

    Anas Edathodika – Rs 1.1 crores

    Subrata Paul – Rs 87 lakhs

    Pritam Kotal – Rs 75 lakhs

    Balwant Singh – Rs 65 lakhs

    Robin Singh – Rs 65 lakhs

    Arindam Bhattacharja – Rs 64 lakhs

    Lenny Rodrigues – Rs 60 lakhs

    Narayan Das – Rs 58 lakhs

    Pronay Halder – Rs 58 lakhs

    Thoi Singh Khangenbam – Rs 57 lakhs

    Bikash Jairu – Rs 55 lakhs

    Jackichand Singh Telem – Rs 55 lakhs

    Harmanjot Singh Khabra – Rs 53 lakhs

    Bikramjit Singh – Rs 53 lakhs

    Leihaorungbam Dhanachandra Singh – Rs 50 lakhs

    Romeo Fernandes – Rs 50 lakhs

    Mehtab Hossain – Rs 50 lakhs

    Albino Gomes – Rs 50 lakhs

    Irom Seityasen Singh – Rs 50 lakhs

    Ravanan Dharmaraj – Rs 50 lakhs

    Jayesh Dilip Rane – Rs 49 lakhs

    Lalrindika Ralte – Rs 48 lakhs

    Raju Eknath Gaikwad – Rs 47 lakhs

    Hali Charan Narzary – Rs 45 lakhs

    Ashutosh Mehta – Rs 45 lakhs

    Lalchhuanmawia (Chhuantea Fanai) – Rs 45 lakhs

    Sauvik Chakrabarti – Rs 45 lakhs

    Milan Singh Ongnam – Rs 45 lakhs

    Ganesh Dhanapal – Rs 44 lakhs

    Mehrajuddin Wadoo – Rs 43 lakhs

    Rahul Shankar Bheke – Rs 43 lakhs

    Arata Izumi – Rs 40 lakhs

    Kean Francis Lewis – Rs 40 lakhs

    Seiminlen Doungel – Rs 38 lakhs

    Lalthuammawia Ralte – Rs 38 lakhs

    Baljit Sahni – Rs 37 lakhs

    Subhashish Roy Chowdhury – Rs 37 lakhs

    Sandip Nandy – Rs 36 lakhs

    Gouramangi Singh – Rs 35 lakhs

    Nirmal Chettri – Rs 35 lakhs

    Anwar Ali – Rs 35 lakhs

    Alwyn George – Rs 35 lakhs

    Aiborlong Khongjee – Rs 35 lakhs

    Adil Ahmed Khan – Rs 32 lakhs

    Siam Hanghal – Rs 31 lakhs

    Mohanraj Nallappan – Rs 30 lakhs

    Augustin Melvyn Fernandes – Rs 30 lakhs

    Sanju Pradhan – Rs 30 lakhs

    Fulganco Cardozo – Rs 30 lakhs

    Thongkhosiem Haokip – Rs 30 lakhs

    Mohammed Rafi Madambillath – Rs 30 lakhs

    Pratik Chowdhary – Rs 30 lakhs

    Keegan Pereira – Rs 28 lakhs

    Abhishek Das – Rs 28 lakhs

    Brandon Fernandes – Rs 28 lakhs

    Lalhmangaihsanga (Sena Ralte) – Rs 27 lakhs

    Robin Gurung – Rs 26 lakhs

    Jewel Raja Shaikh – Rs 26 lakhs

    Shankar Sampingiraj – Rs 25 lakhs

    Reagan Singh Keisham – Rs 25 lakhs

    Lalruatthara – Rs 25 lakhs

    Zohmingliana Ralte (Zotea) – Rs 25 lakhs

    Robert Lalthlamuana – Rs 25 lakhs

    Pawan Kumar – Rs 25 lakhs

    Pratesh Shirodkar – Rs 24 lakhs

    Boithang Haokip – Rs 20 lakhs

    Francisco Fernandes – Rs 20 lakhs

    Keenan Almeida – Rs 20 lakhs

    Debabrata Roy – Rs 20 lakhs

    Rowilson Rolando Rodrigues – Rs 20 lakhs

    Lalchhawnkima (Kim Kima) – Rs 20 lakhs

    Zakeer Mundampara – Rs 18 lakhs

    Shouvik Ghosh – Rs 18 lakhs

    Saumik Dey – Rs 18 lakhs

    Subhasish Bose – Rs 17 lakhs

    Anthony D’Souza – Rs 16 lakhs

    Malemnganba Meitei Kshetrimayum – Rs 16 lakhs

    Sumit Passi – Rs 15 lakhs

    Gurjinder Kumar – Rs 15 lakhs

    Denson Devadas – Rs 15 lakhs

    Kunal Sawant – Rs 15 lakhs

    Malsawmtluanga Shylo – Rs 15 lakhs

    Ravi Kumar – Rs 15 lakhs

    Manandeep – Rs 15 lakhs

    Manish Maithani – Rs 15 lakhs

    Justine Stephen – Rs 14 lakhs

    Collin Abranches – Rs 13 lakhs

    Yumnam Raju Mangang – Rs 12 lakhs

    Mohammed Ali – Rs 12 lakhs

    Rana Gharami – Rs 12 lakhs

    Vinit Rai – Rs 12 lakhs

    Germanpreet Singh – Rs 12 lakhs

    Abdul Hakku Nediyodath – Rs 12 lakhs

    Gurtej Singh – Rs 12 lakhs

    Pawan Kumar – Rs 12 lakhs

    Shilton Sydney DSilva – Rs 12 lakhs

    Arnab Das Sharma – Rs 12 lakhs

    NidhinLal Moolaka Veedu – Rs 12 lakhs

    Darren Caldeira – Rs 12 lakhs

    Thokchom Naoba Singh – Rs 12 lakhs

    David Khamchin Ngaihte – Rs 12 lakhs

    Denzil Franco – Rs 10 lakhs
     
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    There will be 15 rounds in total in today's draft. There is also the Instant Trading option which will be operational from the 3rd round onwards
     
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    How does the Instant Trading work? After a player is picked up by a team, there will be a 15 seconds window for other club(s) to press the buzzer and enter negotiation(s) with the club which has already picked up the player. With only 3 minutes in hand, the deal must be (1) Negotiated, (2) Recorded on paper and (3) Signed.
     
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    Each club will have a total salary cap of INR 18 crores, out of which 12.5 crores reserved for foreigners. Squad can comprise of maximum 25 players (max. 18 Indians). However, by the end of today's draft, each club is sure to have at least 15 players contracted.
     
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    The clubs have to be uber quick when it comes to selecting players from the draft. Once called upon, a club has to announce their pick within two minutes or face the wrath of forfeiting their chance, getting to pick at the end of that particular round.
     

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