Named after India’s iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s nickname, the football club Kerala Blasters was founded 2014. Over the last few years, the excellent performance exhibited by Kerala Blasters has attracted thousands in droves to the famous Kaloor International stadium. Malayalees are known for their passion for the game of football. By combining passion with footballing brilliance, Kerala Blasters have stricken a lovely chord with football lovers all over the state. Despite reaching final twice, Blasters have had to be content with runners up title. With a change of manager and reshuffling of the squad this season the club looks more likely to go all out for the much coveted silverware. So let’s find out what Kerala Blasters have in store for their beloved fans.
Passionate Fans: the driving force behind Kerala Blasters
The incoming new head coach, Rene Meulensteen has cited the passionate crowd support as the main reason why he decided to take up the role of head coach at Kerala Blasters. The great extent of support offered by the cheering multitudes at Kaloor stadium is known to offer each player at Blasters a huge lift. As the club enters its fourth season as the sole representative of Kerala, it owes a greatly to the growing fan base extending all over the state. The onus is on Kerala Blasters to give the passionate crowd a taste of Silverware that have evaded them for two consecutive seasons in the most unfortunate fashion.
High hopes around the arrival of the Dutchman
Having worked under Sir Alex during Manchester United’s title winning campaigns, Rene Meulensteen promises to take the club to a whole new level. Ever since his arrival at club the Dutch-born Coach, has been vocal about the importance of using a perfect blend of Home grown and foreign players. As he had witnessed during his term at the English Club, Meaulensteen plans on injecting a renewed energy into the squad by introducing a crop of young players.
The new season will mark the return of Kerala’s favorite son
Few players in Kerala blasters have received more acclaim over the seasons than Iain Hume who was integral part of the squad. Prior to his departure Iain Hume offered many invaluable memories to the crowd. Kerala Blasters have successfully sealed the return of Hume for the upcoming season. In addition to bringing a good amount of experience to the squad, news of Hume’s arrival is also likely to offer a much-needed impetus to title hunt this season.