Zico will feature in the Indian Super League, after FC Goa confirmed the the Brazilian football legend would be their manager for he upcming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
After the 7-1 humiliation of Brazil at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semifinal, Zico's was one of the names proposed to take over as manager of the national team following Luis Felipe Scolari's exit.
The job eventually went to Dunga for a second time, whereas it was FC Goa who took Zico in as coach. A tweet on the ISL website confirmed.
According to the ISL website Zico's appointment was met with a great deal of joy by the fraternity. The owners of FC Goa -- Shrinivas Dempo, Dattaraj Salgaocar and Venugopal Dhoot -- made it clear that they were more than happy with the Brazilian legend's appointment.
The three put forth that it was a moment to remember for the franchise and that it was indeed a huge honour that a former footballer of the class of Zico had given his consent to be available in the capacity of a coach and manager, the report said.
Before roping in Zico, the FC Goa side were said to be in talks with Steve Clarke, who had been a former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and also manager at West Brom recently. That, however, did not work out due to taxation problems, according to the Times of India. It was then that the Goa ISL team approached Zico.
Zico was a star footballer in his time having participated in no less than three World Cups in 1978, 1982 and 1986. He was, however, never a part of a World Cup-winning side although the 1982 side, with the likes of Socrates, Falcao, Cezero and Junior, is deemed to be one of the finest teams never to win the World Cup.
Zico has had a lot of coaching experience in different countries. He has been a coach of Japan previously and even took them to the 2006 World Cup. His crowning glory as Japan coach came when they won the Asian Cup in 2004.