Andy Morrison appointed Head Coach of National Football team

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Football Sri Lanka (FSL) have made two key appointments to the Men’s National Football Team, appointing Scotsman Andy Morrison as Head Coach and Englishman Keith Stevens as Assistant Coach.

The sporting body have made these appointments in line with a new project, along with Qatar’s Aspire Foundation, which aims to uplift and build a stronger National Team within the next 3 years.

Morrison is a UEFA pro licence coach and former Manchester City and Crystal Palace player in the English Premier League. He has also been the coach of champion team in the Wales Professional League continuously for the last couple of years.

Morrison will replace Bosnian born Amir Alagic, whose time with FSL saw the men’s team achieve steady growth. FSL, FIFA and Alagic agreed to part ways considering the difficulties faced due to the current economic situation of the country.

Assistant Coach Stevens has 557 professional appearances in the English Football League (EFL). According to FSL, he will be the skills development coach and work with each player to upgrade their skills.

FSL are also reportedly in talks with a Goal Keeping Coach.

Morrison and Stevens are expected to arrive in the Island by Saturday to take charge of the team in order to prepare them for the AFC Asian Qualifiers.