Pune City appoint former Manchester City assistant Platt as new boss

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Indian Super League side announced the appointment of former assistant coach as their new marquee manager.

The 48-year-old will replace teh Italian tactician Franco Colomba, who left his role after failing to guide Pune into the last year’s semi-finals, with the club eventually finishing in sixth in the table.

Platt, who worked as assistant of Roberto Mancini in the 2012/13 English Premier League season, will get his first chance in a managerial role at Pune.

“I didn’t know much about Indian football until the opportunity arose and I spoke to club CEO Gaurav Modwel in London,” he told Times of India.

“The more I researched and the more I heard, I became enthusiastic about the strategy of the ISL and FC Pune. There is an ambitious plan and the strategy appealed to me.”

The new campaign of ISL will start in October, with eight teams will compete each others in a 10-week tournament. The inaugural season last year saw Atletico de Kolkata as the champions.