Jamshedpur FC appoint Scott Cooper as Head Coach

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Jamshedpur FC have appointed Scott Cooper as the Head Coach of their Senior Men’s Team for the upcoming 2022-23 season by relieving Aidy Boothroyd of his services. Scott Cooper is a famous name in Asia and is successful in helping to nurture young talent.

Scott’s recent success has come in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, the 52-year-old has managed clubs such as Buriram United, Muang Thong United, Ubon UMT United, Police Tero, and lately, Port FC.


Cooper at Buriram United, lead the club to the AFC Champions League quarterfinals and an Asia ranking of 7. No other Thai team has gotten out of the group stages of the competition for 15 years. Under Cooper, as many as 19 players developed into senior national team players in Thailand.

Scott has over 20 years of coaching experience, starting his managerial career at Chester City and making his way up. He also had coached the U-15 team of Leicester City. In 2018, he took over as Philippines Head Coach and led them to their highest FIFA World Cup qualifier points and to the second round of World Cup qualification. Under him, the team also reached the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

Scott Cooper on joining Jamshedpur FC

Scott stated that,

“It is an honour and a privilege to join Jamshedpur FC as their new head coach.

The club has previously won the ISL Shield, and I believe it’s time for us to get back to the top once again.

The city of Jamshedpur has a rich history and footballing culture with the prestigious Tata Football Academy (TFA) nurturing talent and creating top Indian footballers since time immemorial, and one of my aims is to develop young players and make them ready to compete at the highest level.” 

I’m looking forward to the opportunity of being in front of our loyal fans at the Furnace. I hope to give them something to cheer about with the end goal of once again becoming the best team in the country.”


Scott’s attacking style of play and high-pressing football has been highly impressive. Jamshedpur FC fans can be faithful that this new brand of football will bring laurels to the club.

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