Kolkata: Attacking Spanish midfielder Manuel Lanzarote Bruno will captain ATK in the upcoming season five of the ISL. On Thursday, the armband handed over to the 34-year-old midfielder.
In the last season this footballer played brilliantly under FC Goa banner. In the fourth edition of the Indian Super League, Manuel Lanzarote scored 13 goals . So, in his presence on this season will increase the strength of mid-field. 35-year-old Nigerian striker Kalu Uchhe and 31-year-old Brazilian striker Everton Santos will help him to boost the team’s performance.
After the frustrating performance of the last season, the two-time champions will be eager to do better in the new season. Before Durga festival, the Kolkatans will witness the football fever. Fifth editions of ISL will commence with Sourav Ganguly’s ATK, a two time champion – renewing its seasonal rivalry against Sachin Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters FC on September 29 at the Salt Lake Stadium.
Teddy Sheringham’s ATK was performed bad at their last season. ATK have been in a process of rebuilding the side after having finished ninth in the 10-team table last season. Steve Coppel took the new charge of the ATK and Sanjay Sen appointed as vice coach.