Khalid Jamil is not a new name in Indian Football. He is the man who led Aizawl FC to their first-ever I-League in 2017. It’s the only Northeastern side that has achieved this feat in the league. He has been a top character and he helped and developed the team to join the list of I-League winners. North East United creates history with Khalid Jamil after they appointed him as their head coach.
Currently, Khalid Jamil serves as the head coach of Northeast United. After having a successful interim stint after taking responsibility from Gerard Nus. His managerial tactics have turned the fortune wheel of Northeast United. As they went to the semi-final of the last season in ISL. After scrapping the mandatory foreign manager rule It paved the way for all the Indian coaches. With a Pro Licence, they officially take charge of an ISL team.
It is not new to see Indian managers taking over the teams in ISL mid-season but all were temporary. Khalid Jamil on the other hand is the first Indian manager to be appointed as the head coach of an ISL team.
Looking at his managerial records, he has coached the likes of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. He has been a long-term coach for Mumbai FC. Khalid Jamil joined Northeast United as the assistant coach for Gerard Nus in 2019. But Gus and the Club parting ways with each other has paved the way for Jamil. Where he steps up and takes control of the struggling team.
Khalid Jamil is associated with the club for a long time. His permanent position at the club will surely boost the mentality of the team. The addition of new players with the likes of Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Lalrinmawia Ralte, Sehnaj Singh, Tondonba Singh. Joe Zoherliana, Hernan Santana, William Lalnunfela, Mohamed Irshad, Jestin George, and Mathias Coureur will surely put in a positive impact. His managerial skills will be something to look for. He and his team are all pumped to get their hands on the ISL Trophy.