Jacobo Ramallo Varela returns as Odisha FC’s assistant coach!

Odisha FC have announced the appointment of Jacobo Ramallo Varela as the First-Team Assistant Coach and the Head of Football Development.

Jacobo, a UEFA Pro Licensed coach, is a highly regarded football coach and was the Director of Adelaide United’s Football School. He has previously served as a Technical Director, which he has at major Spanish clubs like UD Santa Marta and Club Deportivo Navega.

Ramallo has been heavily involved in scouting and analysis, and with the recovery of injured players. He has also coached at a number of Real Madrid Foundation summer camps.

He was first made an Assistant Head Coach for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season during Guillermo Amor’s tenure as Head Coach and had previously been involved with the Club’s technical analysis, scouting, and youth development.

The Spaniard was integral to Marco Kurz’s coaching staff throughout the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.

Speaking on Ramallo’s departure, Adelaide United’s General Manager of Football, Ante Kovacevic, said: “Since joining Adelaide United, Jacobo has embodied what this Club is about with his honesty and humility. “Jacobo came to Adelaide highly regarded and demonstrated his immense knowledge of football from day one”.“His understanding of the game was very beneficial for us and his integration with Marco and the coaching staff was seamless”.“It’s unfortunate to be losing him, but we thank him for his contributions to the club and wish him the best for his future.”

Jacobo recently was responsible for Estoril Praia’s title-winning campaign in Portugal’s second division.

With an eye for detail and analysis, Jacobo has a wealth of experience at the top level which makes him an asset to Josep’s coaching staff.

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