Former Sunderland and Leeds boss to coach Ljungberg in Indian Super League

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Peter Reid has been appointed the head coach of Mumbai City FC.

Peter Reid has certainly earned himself some coaching pedigree since retiring from professional football. The bullish midfielder always looked like he was destined for a role in the dugout during his tempestuous playing career.

He has managed the likes of Manchester City, Coventry City and Plymouth Argyle in his time, but is probably most widely remembered for spells in charge of Sunderland and Leeds United - although both spells were vastly different.

Reid almost led Sunderland to Champions League football in the 2000-01 season during one of the club's most fruitful spells in recent times. But in the end they lost several of their big players, but still Reid's time at Sunderland is still highly regarded as one of the best in the club's history.

After leaving the club in 2002 his next role was with a struggling Leeds United side, who were in the midst of a fire-sale and financial chaos. His time at Elland Road was far less productive. although he kept them up in 2003 by dropping the large amount of flop loan signings Terry Venables had brought to the club he struggled in the next term, being sacked in November 2003.

But his next challenge might just be his most interesting yet. The ex-Sunderland and Leeds boss has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian Super League side Mumbai City.

He will lead the club owned by Bollywood film royalty Ranbir Kapoor in the new competition, with the first game against Atletico Kolkata in October.

He has some of India's top talent such as Subrata Pal, Raju Gaikwad and Syed Rahim Nabi in his squad whilst retired German international Manuel Friedrich is also in his squad. He also has a little known Arsenal legend by the name of Freddie Ljungberg in his team, who are considered one of the favourites to win the competition this autumn.

He will be assisted by an experience coach in Asia in the form of Steve Darby, and will be expected to lead his team to glory.

Will Reid and Ljungberg leade Mumbai to glory?

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