Friday, August 01, 2014
I M Vijayan could join blasters as an advisor
1-Aug-2014: I M Vijayan’s hallowed status amongst all in the Indian football fraternity has helped him achieve a new role with Kerala Blasters FC, the state's Indian Super League (ISL) franchise from Kochi.
It may be remembered that Vijayan was a prominent figure in the entourage of Sachin Tendulkar and Prasad Potluri, director of PVP ventures, when the co-owners of the franchise visited the Jawaharlal stadium in Kerala.
Now the ex-Indian international’s experience with India’s footballing aspect has seen the Kochi team avidly look to entice him into their fold as an advisor.
“We have decided to bring I M Vijayan as an advisor to the team,” elucidated Rajeev Kamineni, a director at PVP Ventures, who is handling the Kerala franchise, to The New Indian Express.
Vijayan himself seemed excited at the prospect of watching top notch international footballers strut their swagger in the inaugural edition of the ISL exclaiming, “It would be a great honour to be associated with Kerala Blasters. It’s fantastic that a big team is taking shape in Kerala. Let good things happen to Kerala football out of this initiative.”
The former Indian record goal scorer is, as of yet however, to receive any confirmation of a post at the franchise, especially after the likes of Renedy Singh, Mehtab Hossain, Sandip Nandy, Nirmal Chettri and CS Sabeeth were drafted into the team.
“When Sachin visited Kochi, they had said I would be given a good post. I am waiting to see how that pans out,” concluded the ex-India captain.