Few months ago he was the most talked about Indian football coach and also the highest paid Indian coach. Life has changed quite drastically for Khalid Jamil as he is now not in the frame of India’s top flight football atleast for this season.
After parting ways with East Bengal, the Kuwait born former India international got offers from different clubs including defending I-League champions Minerva Punjab. He was also approached by Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata during the concluding rounds of CFL but the deal did not go through.
Now after a long sabbatical from the coaching scene, Jamil has finally taken an assignment- the role of Academy Supervisor of Elite Football School of Kalyan, Maharashtra.
The I-League winning coach will have his eternal companion Abdul Siddiqui alongside him in Elite Football School. Jamil says, “Did not think about coaching young ones. They requested me so much that I could not turn it down”. Although this does not seem to be a long term assignment for Jamil but for the time being his target is to supply talented players to the top flight clubs in the country.