Liverpool legend and SC East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler has actually added forensic psychologist Nicola McCalliog to group’s support staff, just a week ahead of their high pressure derby versus arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan. Nicola’s addition makes it an eight-member strong backroom staff for Fowler who also has a set piece coach– Terence McPhillips– a very first for an Indian club. Nicola is based in the UK and conducts virtual sessions for the team and is anticipated to sign up with the side, ought to they make the playoffs.

The clash versus Mohun Bagan will kick-start the season for the Fowler-coached side. “I am dealing with the gamers to comprehend who they are, their story so far and what drives and motivates them. I support the supervisor and the personnel in how to get the finest out of the gamer on and off the pitch,” Nicola, who has operated in psychology for over 15 years in forensics for the government and in elite sport, stated.

As a skilled captive arbitrator, Nicola will be utilizing military methods around psychological preparation, breathing, visualisation and resilience. “I see the hunger to win in the eyes of the players and I know that they will provide whatever. It is all about developing a positive and gaining mindset individually and jointly as a group,” she said. Nicola is currently impressed with the 30-member red-and-gold brigade and she hoped the group would make history by winning the ISL.

“I can see and feel an unbreakable team spirit structure. It’s all about making history and winning the ISL with the excellent club that is SC East Bengal for the fans, club, gamers, group and community.” Nicola is presently part of the gamer well-being group as an expert for several leading Premier League football clubs and Fowler’s Education and Football Academy.

“I have been privileged to work in some fantastic groups in my profession so far and I sense that the manager and our team is developing something special at SC East Bengal. “I can not wait to come out to India for the play-offs to be with the group,” she concluded.