Ricki Herbert lands role in Indian Super League

SAM WORTHINGTON
Last updated 14:48 19/08/2014
Ricki Herbert
MAARTEN HOLL/ Fairfax NZ
SUPER MAN: Ricki Herbert has landed a new job as the head coach of Indian Super League club North East United FC.

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Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix boss Ricki Herbert has landed a new job as the head coach of Indian Super League club North East United FC.

The news was announced today on the Ricki Herbert Football Academy Facebook page.

''RHFA would like to congratulate Ricki Herbert on his new head coaching position at North East United FC in the new Indian Super League,'' a statement reads.

''Ricki flew out this morning and is really excited about the opportunity. The Super League only runs for four and a half months meaning Ricki will be back later this year. We wish you all the best Ricki.''

The Indian Super League is being set up as football's answer to cricket's star-studded Indian Premier League.

North East United are based in Guwahati and are owned by John Abraham, an Indian Bollywood actor, producer and former model.

The cashed up new league kicks off on October 12 and ends on December 20.

Herbert, 53, will be coaching Spanish World Cup winner Joan Capdevila, who last month was announced as North East United's marquee player.

French star David Trezeguet has signed as the marquee player for FC Pune City, while Atletico de Kolkata have landed Spaniard Luis Garcia as their big fish.

Herbert has not coached at senior level since resigning as All Whites coach in November, following their failed World Cup qualification series against Mexico.

He could not be reached for comment.

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