Former Ghana coach Avram Grant has joined North East United FC as an 'Advisor' for the new Indian Super League season.
The former Chelsea coach had previously worked in the same capacity in 2008.
"I am happy to take on the role as Advisor to the club. The management and I are working very hard to help the club pursue our common goal of reaching the very top of Indian Football. The ISL, although very young, is a brilliant platform for India's best to showcase their talent. The competitive spirit, the atmosphere and fans are amazing and the league can only grow from here. I am very happy to be here," Grant said in his official statement.
NorthEast United remain the only founder-ISL clubs to never have qualified for the playoffs in its four seasons.
The club will start its pre-season training in Guwahati from Sunday before they fly out to Turkey where the foreign recruits are expected to join in.