NorthEast United FC appoints Suhel Nair as new Head of Youth Development!

NorthEast United FC announce the appointment of Suhel Nair as the new Head of Youth Development and Head Coach of the Under-17 team.

An AFC ‘A’ Licensed Coach, Suhel joins the club after a highly successful tenure as the Head of Bengaluru FC’s Grassroots Program, one of the best in the country. During his three years as the Head of Bengaluru FC’s Grassroots program, Suhel achieved significant success, making the program one of the best in India. He was responsible for designing and implementing the technical curriculum for Youth Development programs ensuring player progress pathways at the club.

Suhel has been coaching and heading Youth Programs across the country for the past 10 years. He has also had a stint leading a coaching program at a professional club in Canada.

Suhel Nair brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in youth football development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology, a Degree in Physical Education, and is a Licensed Coach Educator with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). His role with AIFF involved delivering grassroots coaching program to coaches nationwide.

His understanding of the game, combined with his educational background and coaching credentials, makes him a valuable addition to NorthEast United FC.

Commenting on his appointment, Suhel Nair said, “I am incredibly excited to join NorthEast United FC and contribute to the club’s youth development efforts. The talent in this region is immense, and I look forward to working with these young players to help them reach their full potential. NorthEast United FC has a strong vision for the future, and I am eager to be a part of this journey.”

Mandar Tamhane, CEO of NorthEast United FC, expressed his enthusiasm about Suhel’s appointment: “Having worked with Suhel in the past, I can confidently say he is a very valuable addition to our team. His track record in developing talent speaks for itself. Additionally, as a coach educator, his expertise will be instrumental in enhancing the skills of our youth coaches and simultaneously guide the coaches in the region. With Naushad Moosa’s expertise in youth development and now Suhel on board, our club’s youth system is set for a bright and stable future.”

NorthEast United FC is committed to fostering local talent and building a strong foundation for future success. With Suhel Nair at the top of youth development, the club is poised to take significant strides in achieving these goals.

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