AIFF Media Team
KOLKATA: RoundGlass Punjab FC have parted ways with head coach Ashley Westwood on terms of mutual agreement. The Englishman guided the club to 3rd place on the table with 11 points in his six matches in-charge.
The 45-year-old was appointed by RoundGlass Punjab FC at the start of the season last year, which marked his return to the Hero I-League after a gap of five years.
Nikolaos Topoliatis, Football Director, RoundGlass Punjab FC, said, “The Club would like to thank Ashley for his immense contribution and efforts, and wish him all the very best for the future.”
As a replacement, RoundGlass Punjab FC have recruited Dutch coach Ed Engelkes, who will take charge with immediate effect. The 58-year-old was previously the Technical Director of Youth Programs for RoundGlass Punjab. Engelkes has had a successful coaching career in women’s football, with four league titles and three cup titles as the head coach of AFC Ajax and AZ women’s teams.
“With Ed, we have a highly-experienced coach, who is already well-versed with our vision and objectives. We hope to continue building on our start in the I-League and move forward,” said Nikolaos Topoliatis, Football Director, RoundGlass Punjab FC.