Delhi Dynamos announce Zambrotta as new chief coach

New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos unveiled Italian football great Gianluca Zambrotta as their chief coach on Tuesday for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) later this year. The 39-year-old 2006 World Cup winner has coaching experience of more than a year having served as a player-cum-assistant coach at Swiss club Chiasso before being a head coach there since 2014 summer till his sacking in April, 2015. Dynamos, last year coached by Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos, lost in the semi-finals to FC Goa. They failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the inaugural edition of ISL in 2014.  Zambrotta played 98 times for Italy, including three European Championships and three FIFA World Cups. A robust defender during his playing days, he played club football at top European clubs like Juventus (1999-2006), Barcelona (2006-08) and Milan (2008-12) as a defender.

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