ISL 2017: Manager Rene Meulensteen lauds Kerala Blasters fans
What's the story?
Kerala Blasters manager Rene Meulensteen for the upcoming season praised the fans of his side, calling them the 'best support' in the ISL.
In a tweet earlier today, he has started a thread on Twitter, asking for what each letter from the word 'support' stands for, in relation to the massive Kerala Blasters fan-base.
In case you didn't know...
Kerala Blasters are the third most successful Indian Super League side as they have finished runners up twice in the three-eason-old tournament, failing short to eventual champions ATK on both the occasions.
Kerala Blasters had roped in former Manchester United and Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen as their head coach after the club parted ways with Steve Coppell, who has gone on to join Jamshedpur FC.
Rene Meulensteen is also on his way to India for the upcoming season as mentioned in his earlier tweet.
The heart of the matter
Kerala Blasters fans have never failed to impress the Indian Football Fraternity with their passion and fill the stadiums in most of their home matches in the ISL. They are also one of the few non-european clubs in the world to feature on the list with highest average attendance in their home games.
Rene Meulensteen also is well aware of the fact that Kerala Blasters home games are the best crowd pullers in the star-studded Indian Super League, and his tweet has come as a delight for the fans as they responded with eagerness on Twitter.
This intense show of passion for the game and love for their club, has enthralled everyone, and the fan following for the Yellow brigade is now well known across the world as well. With a support base as big as theirs, the Kerala Blasters can look forwardto makingg use of their '12th man', to turn their home ground, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, into a fortress during he upcoming season of ISL.
This tweet will make the fans-team relations even better and such social media activity will boost the relationship between the coach and the fans, which can only yield positive results.