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Brits in Bangladesh

We take a look at the British Coaches who are currently plying their trade in Bangladesh, both for the National Team setup and at club level.

On moving to lead the Brunei National Team, previous Bangladesh Technical Director Paul Smalley left behind solid foundations in the country, including strong staff within the National Team ranks.

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Ex - Welling Utd Manager and Gillingham 1st Team Coach Jamie Day, has been the Head Coach of the National Team and the U23's since 2018. His time so far has seen his squad in action for World Cup Qualifying matches and in some victories against the likes of Cambodia, Bhutan and Laos. Even as a draw, one of the most memorable results has been the 1-1 vs India in the 2nd Round of World Cup Qualifiers.

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Previous Walsall F.C player and Grimsby Town Caretaker Manager Stuart Watkiss, was in place as National Team Assistant Coach, and has just recently took the role of acting Technical Director of the BFF.

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Rob Riles brings a wealth of experience to the National Team setup and works through the academy teams. With previous experience coaching with Port Vale's academy, working as a Head Coach and being part of the England National Team Youth setup, Bangladesh have a coach they can count on.

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Andy Turner's playing career spanned over 16 years and included spells at Spurs, Portsmouth and Crystal Palace. The ex - Port Vale and Nottingham Forest Academy Coach leads up the Bangladesh U19 team, who've put in some great performances against strong opposition. Andy also had a nice run with the U18 team, who reached the SAFF U18 Final only to narrowly lose to tournament favorites India 2-1.

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After winning titles in Australia, Sean Lane joined Dhaka Mohammedan SC as their Head Coach in 2019 and helped save them from relegation after joining halfway through the season. He's now signed for another season and awaiting the start of the 2020 Bangladesh Premier League.

James McAloon has joined Sean this season as Dhaka Mohammedan SC's Assistant Coach and brings previous coaching experience from Asia, namely Vietnam and South Korea. He's previously been the Head Coach of Africa Team Vietnam F.C who regualry play outfits from the Vietnamese top leagues.

Keep an eye on how these guys are doing and continue to support our Brits in Bangladesh!

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