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.
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.