I - League football club DSK Shivajians FC on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Andrews as its new strength and conditioning coach for the first team.
He will work alongside team manager Dave Rogers.
Andrews is a UEFA A licensed coach, who has expertise in strength and conditioning, a release said.
Andrews, 37, was a professional footballer before he retired and ventured into coaching and diverted his focus on to strength and conditioning of players.
Talking about John's appointment, Dave said: "I have known John for many years throughout my football career.
We played against each other many times.
He has always been a man of integrity and complete professionalism in the way he conducts himself.
I decided to bring in John because his knowledge and attention to detail in strength and conditioning which is second to none. "
Andrews' football career spanned over 16 years, where he played for clubs like Grantham Town, Mansfield Town, and Coventry City.
He also played for Cork City in Ireland back in 2002.
He ended his football career in the first division of Iceland with Afturelding.
Expressing his excitement on joining DSK Shivajians, Andrews said: "It is an honour and a pleasure to be on board the most exciting and developing club in India. "
"My goal here is to improve the strength, well - being, and overall health of the players and to push DSK Shivajians to the next level of our football journey.
Thank you for the opportunity, and I look forward to doing my best for such a fantastic club and manager. "