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ISL 2017: 5 reasons why Jamshedpur FC can win the title

With some smart buys, the new side have built a strong squad for the new season.

Top 5 / Top 10 08 Nov 2017, 15:57 IST

The Indian Super League (ISL) has expanded from eight to 10 teams with two new teams added to the fray, with Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC being the new entries.

Jamshedpur FC, over the last few months, have picked their team smartly and are definitely the prime contenders to reach the semifinals. 

In this article, we look the team and find out five reasons why they can win the competition!

#1 Experienced manager

Steve Coppell
Steve Coppell

Steve Coppell proved his worth in the last ISL, taking an unfancied Kerala Blasters to the final, only to lose it on penalties. He has a proven pedigree, having led Reading F.C to eighth place in the 2007-08 Premier League, winning the Manager of the Year award for the second season in succession.

In the season prior to that, Coppell's Reading had set a new English league record for the most number of points won in a season, with 106 total points. Coppell organizes his team well and they are hard to break down defensively. He is also an astute man manager who gets the best out of his players. 

Also read: ISL 2017: End of season award winners in the last three editions

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