Ozone FC name Booth as coach

Ozone FC name Booth as coach

Ozone FC name Booth as coach

Previous coach Bert Zuurman had led the club to victory in their inaugural Super Division campaign in 2015-16 but the Dutchman's side could not  inspire a  title defence and left the club at the end of the last season in March this year.  

"When I was offered a chance to join Ozone FC, it felt like an ideal situation for me and an opportunity to help the club achieve new heights. I am pleased with the changes I am seeing in the players since I arrived and firmly believe we can create something good," said the 69-year-old who was appointed on November 1.

Englishman Booth took up his first coaching assignment in the country when he joined Mahindra United in 2003 and  led them to victory in the Federation Cup the same year.

Despite a good run of results, Booth left the club in 2005 and after stints across South East Asia, rejoined United in 2009.

In 2010, the widely-travelled coach landed the job of coaching the Laos national side but left after six months in charge. He took over again in 2014 but once again left a year later.

The veteran's achievements also include him winning the 2004 Coach of the Year award presented by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI).

After losing out to MEG and Centre last year, Ozone will bank on Booth's experience to help them assert their supremacy in the Super Division this year.