Negotiations were held to extend the contract
Ivan Vukomanovic was asked yesterday if there were any discussions on extending his contract with the Kerala Blasters. Ivan replied that he had spoken to the club about the deal, adding that he and the club wanted him to stay. Ivan also hinted that he was ready to talk to the club in detail about the deal in the event of a season ending.
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The next few days will be used for contract negotiations
As the 2021-22 season draws to a close, Ivan says he will spend the next few days and weeks negotiating contract extensions. Evan made it clear that emotions need to be cooled first and that decisions on these matters need to be made peacefully, adding that he hopes to see you again.
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Ivan in the Kerala Blasters
Ivan Vukomanovic is the coach who replaced the Kerala Blasters in a single season. Appointed coach of the Blasters in June last year, he led them to 23 ISL matches in his maiden season with the team. In 10 of these, Ivan managed to lead the team to victory, with 8 matches drawn. The Blasters have lost only 5 ISL matches under Vukomanovic. Forty-four-year-old Ivan is one of the most beloved coaches the Kerala Blasters have ever had. That’s why everyone says in unison that Ivan should be here next season.
How can players recover from the disappointment of final defeat?
Ivan also opened his mind yesterday about how the Blasters players can come back from the disappointment of losing in the final. He says final defeats are part of his career, and reminded many on the team that this is not the first time they have reached the final. Ivan said he expects his players to play in more finals, adding that “we will work hard again and hope these players can play in more finals.”
Message to fans
The final was played in Goa but yesterday the stadium was the Yellow Sea by Blasters fans. During the talk yesterday, Ivan also thanked the fans who came to Goa to support the Blasters in the final over a long distance. “I am very happy that so many fans from Kerala came to Goa to watch the final,” he said, adding that he enjoyed all the fans and thanked them all.
Blasters fans turn the stadium yellow during the final
Ivan Vukomanovic greets fans before the final