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ATK rope in Coppell as head coach

Kolkata, June 18: Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Monday announced the appointment of former Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters head coach Steve Coppell for the upcoming season.

ATK, who endured a wretched campaign this season, were without a head coach going into the 2018-19 season after a failed experiment last season with Teddy Sheringham. Sheringham was asked to vacate office after a string of poor results as technical director Ashley Westwood, who took over the reins from the former Manchester United striker, also suffered a similar fate.

Star signing Robbie Keane was announced as player-manager towards the end of the season as Westwood parted ways and ATK ended the season ninth on the table with 16 points from 18 games.

Coppell comes in to steady the ship after guiding Kerala to the final of the 2016 edition before taking charge of new entrants Jamshedpur last season. IANS

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