Departing Auckland United coach is re-united with Buckingham in India

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Departing Auckland United head coach Hiroshi Miyazawa has been unveiled as the new assistant coach for Indian Super League club Mumbai City.

Head coach at Mumbai is Des Buckingham who worked with Miyazawa when the pair coached the New Zealand U-23 squad.

Miyazawa’s appointment was announced by Mumbai at the weekend, ahead of their first pre-season friendly, a 2-1 win against Hyderabad FC.

Photo: Miyazawa prepares Mumbai City for their game against Hyderabad (image courtesy Mumbai City FC).

Mumbai City also named their new strength and conditioning coach as Danny Deigan, former head of sports science/strength and conditioning for New Zealand football (2019-2021).

Deigan had a similar role with the Indian national side between 2015 and 2019.

Meanwhile, Miyazawa’s departure from Auckland United means the club is recruiting a new head coach and academy director.

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Deigan interview

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