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Saturday, 15 June 2024 3.54 AM IST

'Thank you Ashan': Ivan Vukomanovic parts ways with KBFC

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KOCHI: Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) on Friday announced that its head coach Ivan Vukomanovic has parted ways with the club. After joining the club in 2021, the Serbian coach led the team to three consecutive playoffs in three seasons. The club finished as the runner-up in his first season at the club. In 2022, the club also recorded its highest points total and its highest goals scored.

"The Club bids goodbye to our Head Coach, Ivan Vukomanovic. We thank Ivan for his leadership and commitment and wish him the best in his journey ahead," KBFC posted on X.

Club Director Nikhil B Nimmagadda said “This has been a difficult decision for us. I have had a trusting, open & friendly relationship with Ivan from day one. While the change is difficult, we feel it is the right time to make the next step. I am very grateful to Ivan for what he has done for KBFC, the stability he brought, & the wonderful foundation he has set for the Club’s future. He is and will always remain a dear friend & an integral member of our Blasters family. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Ivan's most controversial came in the last season when he recalled the team from the field after a controversial Bengaluru FC goal was allowed in the playoffs. He was one of the most popular faces in the club, even more popular than most players.

Fans of KBFC fondly called him 'Ashan' (master). He also maintained a great bond with the Blasters fans and can be seen regularly celebrating with fans in the stadium after the team's victories.

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