Josep Gombau returns as Head Coach for Odisha FC
Bhubaneswar: Former FC Barcelona youth academy head Josep Gombau returns as the new Head Coach of the Men’s Senior Team of Odisha FC. He signed a 2-year deal.
This marks Josep’s return to the Juggernauts after a brief spell of two seasons. Josep was in charge of the Juggernauts in the 2019-20 season where he tasted a lot of success and became a fan favorite based on his style of play.
Born in Amposta, Catalonia, Gombau was a goalkeeper but switched to coaching at the age of 16. After coaching youth teams in CF Amposta and RCD Espanyol, he was signed by FC Barcelona in 2003 as a youth academy coach. In 2008, he became the technical director of FCB
Escola, a Barcelona youth football academy opened at the Raffles International School in Jumeirah, Dubai.
Gombau spent six seasons working with youth teams in Barcelona where he trained players like Adama Traore, Hector Beller, and Keita Balde. He later joined Kitchee in Hong Kong in 2009.