The Assam Kaziranga University

In an exciting development, NorthEast United Football Club (NEUFC) has officially announced Mandar Tamhane as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Tuesday, May 16. Tamhane, a well-respected figure in Indian football, has played a pivotal role in the sport’s transformation over the years.

Having previously served as the CEO of Bengaluru FC for the past decade, Tamhane brings a wealth of experience to NEUFC. During his tenure, he led Bengaluru FC through a successful transition from the I-League to the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). He also spearheaded the development of their youth system, fostering the growth of young talents, and achieved multiple titles and accolades both on and off the field.

The owner of NorthEast United FC, John Abraham, expressed his admiration for Tamhane’s long-term vision for the club. Abraham stated, “During our discussions with Mandar prior to his appointment, we were deeply impressed by his visionary approach for the club. His plans include establishing a robust academy structure that recognizes the immense talent in the Northeast, as well as implementing an attacking and sustainable style of play under strong leadership for the first team, enabling us to compete at the highest level. I am inspired by his determination and dedication to accomplishing these ambitious goals and more.”

Tamhane himself expressed his enthusiasm for joining NorthEast United FC in this prominent leadership position. He aims to contribute to the club’s long-term growth and success by implementing and executing their visionary plans. Recognizing the Northeast region as a fertile ground for Indian football talent, Tamhane is dedicated to building a solid foundation of systems and structure for both the first team and academy. He aims to align these foundations with the passion and expectations of the fans in the region, ensuring a setup they can take pride in.

With Mandar Tamhane at the helm as CEO, NorthEast United FC looks set to embark on an exciting journey towards achieving their long-term objectives, bolstered by his experience, vision, and commitment to the sport. The fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the club’s growth and success under his leadership.

The Assam Kaziranga University