Ex-Manchester City manager Peter Reid signs for Mumbai City FC


Former Manchester City Maager Peter Reid signs for
Indian Super League Mumbai City FC,
Picture Courtesy: www.mightyleeds.co.uk
Mumbai City FC have signed former Manchester City and Sunerland Manager Peter Reid as their manager for the inaugural edition of the Hero Indian Super League(ISL). Ried will be assisted by Steve Darby who has a wealth of knowledge about Asian and Indian football.

Reid, who have also managed the likes of Everton, Leeds United, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle was quoted saying, "We have a very competitive side. (Manuel) Friedrich is a great signing. You don't win Germany caps by luck or play over 300 Bundesliga games.I've watched a few Indian national team games and was very impressed with some of the players. I am convinced the ISL will eventually help the national team rise up the FIFA rankings."
Vastly experienced in Asian Football, Steve Darby
 will work with Peter Reid

Steve Darby, who worked with Peter Reid during his time with the Thailand National Team said, "I have seen the effect the IPL has had on cricket and hopefully this will happen with football in India. India has great players; I hope this leads to further opportunities for them".

The former Mohun Bagan coach, who had stints with Bahrain, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, continued, "I have worked with (Syed Rahim) Nabi before at Mohun Bagan, and believe he is one of the best all-round footballers I have ever worked with. I have no doubt he could play English championship-level football. Subrata (Paul) is a top keeper and he was outstanding in the AFC Asian Cup. Bobby Houghton thought he was one of the best keepers he had worked with."
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