Mumbai City FC, one of the prominent football clubs in India, has announced the appointment of Petr Kratky as their new head coach. The Czech-Australian coach, who previously worked with sister club Melbourne City, will lead the team till the 2024/25 season.
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Kratky continues his journey within the City Football Group as he arrives from sister club Melbourne City, where he served as assistant manager. Petr will arrive in India and join the Islanders’ camp on Saturday and will take charge in his first game for the Islanders against FC Goa in the Indian Super League on December 12.
Kandarp Chandra, CEO of Mumbai City FC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Petr to the Mumbai City family. In the last few years, we have played the ‘City Way’ and showcased some exciting football under two excellent coaches. However, the salience of the ‘City’ philosophy is that it stands strong on an ideology and does not rely on any one single individual.”
“We interviewed several candidates but we believe Petr is the right choice to not only ensure continuity in our footballing philosophy but also to help us build on it and grow as a football club. With his vast experience at Melbourne City, he has a deep understanding of the brand of attractive football that we want to play at Mumbai City, much like the other CFG clubs. All of us at Mumbai City are excited to have Petr with us and we look forward to working with him.”