Anelka named manager of Mumbai City

Anelka named manager of Mumbai City

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Nicholas Anelka has secured his first managerial job, taking over Indian Super League side Mumbai City having played for club during the first season of the country’s league.

Anelka, 36, played for Chelsea from 2008 to 2011 where he scored 38 goals in 125 games having been signed by Avram Grant. He was sold Andre Villias-Boas in the January transfer market to Shaghai Shenhua, and returned to England in 2013 with West Bromwich Albion.

He was sacked by the Midlands club after a controversial goal celebration in a game against West Ham United, and was eventually signed by Mumbai City as their marquee signing for the inaugural season of the Super League. He replaces former England goalkeeper David James as manager.

Anelka won a Premiership title and two FA Cups with Chelsea, but did miss the decisive penalty in the Champions League final against Manchester United in 2008.