Two-time former ISL champions ATK have announced that Spaniard Antonio López Habas is set to return as their Head Coach for the upcoming Indian Super League – Season 6.
Antonio López Habas has previously been successful with ATK, catapulting them to victory in the inaugural season of ISL in 2014 and taking the team to the semifinals in 2015.
Known for his unconventional moves and aggressive style, Habas is a fan-favourite and extremely popular in the city of Kolkata.
The 61-year old Spanish coach used to play as a defender in LaLiga for clubs such as FC Sevilla, Real Murcia and Burgos CF. He has had an extensive coaching career where he coached the Bolivian national team and appeared with them at four Copa América tournaments. Habas was also hired by Valencia CF as their Head Coach in LaLiga.
“I am glad to welcome back our new Head Coach, Antonio López Habas to the ATK family. I wish him all the best to carry our two-time championship legacy forward.”
“He is an exceptional manager and I am hopeful Habas will lead the way for ATK with his unique strategies and his enthusiasm,” said ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka.
“I am very proud to be the Head Coach of ATK. I have always had the feeling that I will be back to train the team. I am sure that with the support of the fans, and us working together, we will get the recognition and the results that the club deserves.”
“Success will be achieved when we aspire to compete hard and add to the professional growth of the club. Many thanks to ATK for showing their confidence in me yet again,” said ATK head coach Antonio López Habas.
💥 GUESS WHO'S BACK??!!!
— ATK (@ATKFC) May 2, 2019