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Excited Cabrera to start job after 3-day quarantine

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  • 17 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Excited Cabrera to start job after 3-day quarantine

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Bangladesh national football team’s newly appointed head coach Javier Cabrera, who arrived in Dhaka on Saturday night, is expected to take his charges after completing three-day mandatory quarantine and Covid tests this week.

“Finally I arrived in Dhaka. I’m very happy and excited to start my job as well as to meet the team, all players and federation,” Cabrera said in an immediately reaction after his arrival. 

However, the 37-year-old Spaniard is currently staying FARS Hotel & Resorts in the capital. Bangladesh Football Federation is not allowing anyone to talk with the coach.

Cabrera is the 23rd foreign coach of the national football team and the third Spanish coach after Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno and interim coach Oscar Bruzon.

The Spaniard replaced Englishman Jamie Day, who was sent on leave in September last year following the national team’s unsatisfying performance in the FIFA-AFC Joint Qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Cabrera never managed a national team as head coach before taking Bangladesh’s charges which made some of the BFF members and higher officials disappointed.

Cabrera last worked as the head coach of LaLiga side Deportivo Alaves’s Elite Academy. He was also the head coach and technical director of LaLiga India from 2018 to 2020 and head coach of Barca Academy in the USA.

Apart from these, he worked as an assistant coach and technical director of Indian’s club Sporting Goa during Oscar Bruzon’s regime from 2013 to 2015.

However, his first assignment was expected to be the national team’s two FIFA friendly matches at Indonesia later this month, but the tour was canceled last week due to vaccination issues among the players.