Ex-Sunderland boss Reid appointed manager of Indian side

NEW JOB ... Peter Reid.
NEW JOB ... Peter Reid.

FORMER Sunderland manager Peter Reid has been named as the new head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City.

Reid – who was in charge of Sunderland between 1995 and 2002 – will be assisted by English coach Steve Darby.

The inaugural season of the ISL gets under way on October 12, with former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra among the players to have signed up.

Reid, who coached the Thailand national team between 2008 and 2009, says he is looking forward to his new role.

He said: “It is a great opportunity to coach in the Indian Super League.

“I enjoyed working overseas with Thailand and am very much looking forward to this new challenge.”