The new Kerala Blasters goalkeeping consultant-coach thinks India can finish second behind Qatar in their World Cup qualifier group... ISL: Kerala Blasters' John Burridge out to repeat his legacy in Indian football I wish to repeat my legacy here in Kerala - send an India-born player to Premier League. In his senior career he played for 29 clubs in a career that lasted nearly 30 years. In both the domestic leagues in India, matches have been riddled with blunders at the back and for this to change, work needs to be done at the grassroots. 1 position.". It’s time the EPL has an Indian playing in it and a Keralite player in the EPL will boost this state’s tourism like never before”, the 67-year-old Burridge told Gulf News. “You can’t coach bravery. This website stores cookies on your computer. The art of goalkeeping, according to ‘Budgie’ as he is nicknamed as, is not a science but more of bravery. John Burridge. "I must admit I don’t know much about the standards in Indian football. term as coach : 0.42 Years . The club was established on 24 May 2014 and began their first professional season a few months later in October 2014. People may think I’m crazy when I say this, but it is possible.". Workington, Citizenship: These cookies are used to improve your experience and provide more personalized service to you. The players have a great mentality and willingness to learn more. Miami Hurricanes, fueled by opportunistic defense, topple Pitt Panthers, Breaking News: This Gorgeous News Anchor Is Single, ‘I escaped a modern sex cult after spending eight years as their slave’, 'No surprise' we're seeing coronavirus surge in Republican areas, ER doctor explains, Model Tess Holliday calls out body-shamers in powerful video: 'I know I'm fat', Canceled TV Shows Announced: The Full List, White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented', Guardiola pleads for time as Man City recover from slow start, PHOTOS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A look back, Roy Rogers Daughter Confirm the Truth About Him, Kim Kardashian Wears a Thong-Baring Givenchy Dress on Instagram, Trump jokes he might leave country if he loses to Joe Biden in Nov. 3 election, Fearing a 'Bloodbath,' Republican Senators Begin to Edge Away From Trump, 25 Hilarious Red Carpet Fails We Will Never Forget, Why Caroline Rose Giuliani, Claudia Conway and other kids of politicians publicly denounce their parents, 'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known. © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. This page displays all transfers for the selected player. It was Burridge who recommended the current India No:1 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to various scouts in Europe several years ago. India have been drawn alongside Asian Cup champions Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Oman. India is not new territory for Burridge. Date of birth/Age: Dec 3, 1951 (68) Place of birth: ... Avg. He is the last line of defence in a team and the first attacker. 1. Register to read and get full access to gulfnews.com, By clicking below to sign up, you're agreeing to our Dec 3, 1951 (68). Official Kit Partner (Team Wear, Replica Fan Jersey and Fan wear) So he needs to be vigilant at all times. After all, only one goalkeeper can fit into the eleven and Burridge is of the opinion that goalkeepers shouldn't be rotated, as long as he is doing well on the field. The pundit in Burridge, which is popular among the Indian audience, was also invoked when the former Oman national team goalkeeper coach was asked about India's draw for the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.