Gokulam Kerala FC have roped in Spaniard Fernando Andres Santiago Valera as head coach.
The exact contract details are yet to be finalized. Valera will be joining the team ahead of the inaugural Super Cup qualifier against NorthEast United FC in Bhubaneswar to be played on March 15.
Valera is also the author of Fútbol Inteligente.
Gokulam, Kerala's lone entry in the I-League, had finished a creditable seventh spot in their debut season. The team coached by Bino George had pulled off stunning wins over Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The side had also scored a win over eventual champions Minerva Punjab. The team missed out on a direct qualifying spot in the Super Cup by a whisker.
Bino is expected to take up the technical director's post with the arrival of Valera.