The Kerala Football Association has announced Satheevan Balan as the head coach of the Kerala team for the upcoming Santosh Trophy National Football Championship. This appointment marks a significant moment for Kerala football, as Balan, an Asian Football Confederation A Licence holder, had previously guided the team to glory in the 2018 edition of the prestigious tournament.
Balan’s return to the helm of the Kerala squad is expected to inject fresh enthusiasm and expertise into the team’s preparations. His track record of success and tactical prowess make him a formidable addition to Kerala’s coaching staff as they strive to reclaim the Santosh Trophy.
Joining Balan are PK Azeen, who will serve as the assistant coach, and Harshal Rahman, who has been named the goalkeeper coach for the tournament set to kick off next month. This coaching trio brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team, creating an ideal blend of leadership to nurture Kerala’s football talent.