|Desmond Bulpin, Head Coach, Shillong Lajong FC|
Former India U-23 National Team Coach Desmond Bulpin has been snapped up by Shillong Lajong FC as their head coach for the upcoming season. Bulpin played a pivotal role in the AIFF's development squad - "Indian Arrows" which saw the likes of Jewel Raja, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Raju Gaikwad and many more making it to different top teams.
Desmond Bulpin, was quoted saying, "“It is a privilege to join Shillong Lajong Football Club with one of the largest support base in Indian football club plus a Chairman and a Board of Directors who are building a Football Club through their academy. I look forward to working with the Supporters, Directors, Players and all the members Shillong Lajong to take the club forward to become one of the best clubs in India.”.
Meanwhile, Larsing Ming Sawyan, the General Secretary of Shillong Lajong FC said that, “We are happy to have Desmond Bulpin join Lajong and we are hopeful that the experience that he brings with him will be highly beneficial to the I League team as well as our Youth development programme. Our objective over the next 2 years is to nurture talent across the North Eastern Region and with Desmond on board, I believe our plans have received a major fillip”.
Pradhyum Reddy, who was the head coach for the last season, will be handling the youth development program of the club.