Indian Super League outfit Odisha FC have finally decided to part ways with Stuart Baxter and appoint appoint Kiko Ramirez. Odisha FC had a nightmare of a season in the ISL 2020-21. Last season the Juggernauts only managed to grab 2 victories out of 20 matches.
Odisha had a rough time playing under former coach Stuart Baxter. Stuart brought a lot of experience with him but failed to channelize. Therefore, the team ended up being 11th on the League table. An even unfortunate controversy also played a part in his departure.
According to IFTWC, they can confirm that Kiko Ramirez will surely join Odisha FC for their next season. “Odisha FC have finalized Kiko as their head coach of the season”.
Kiko’s career as a player and as a coach
Kiko never played higher than Segunda Division B, he made hi debut with Gimnastic de Tarragona. Where he unfortunately never managed to become a regular starter for them. The best form of his career at Tarragona came in 1993-94 where he scored 12 goals in 33 matches. After that, he changed many clubs before retiring in 2002. His career’s best performance was in 1996-97 here he scored 18 goals for Sabadell.
Kiko took up coaching after retiring, acting as an assistant at his first club Gimnastic until 2007. After three years, Kiko was appointed to manage the Farm team known as CF Pobla De Mafumet from Tercera Division. Then from 2012 after being sacked, he managed many lower-division Spanish clubs. In his first season with CE ‘L Hospitalet. Kiko finished second in the league but failed to qualify for the playoffs. That’s when he decided to move out of the Country and went to Poland. Kiko managed Wisla Krakow there but failed to establish anything by winning only 16 matches out of 38 and another Spanish manager soon replaced him.
Kiko again returned to Spain to manage Sabadell, the club where he played as played. But, he left the club shortly and again moved abroad. This time to Greek Super League club Xanthi FC. Now it is again the time for Kiko to leave abroad, and this time it is Indian Super League for Odisha FC.
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