Andrew Ord is all set to become the new head coach of Bangladesh football team as the executive committee of the BFF has agreed in principle to appoint the English-born Australian tactician for the next one year.
The ninth meeting of the executive committee presided over by BFF president Kazi Salahuddin was held at the BFF House on Tuesday afternoon following which it was announced that the 37-year old's tenure will begin official on June 1 this year.
Earlier last week, the national team management committee announced the name of the new coach. Ord will be the 18th foreign coach of Bangladesh with Belgian manager Tom Saintfiet the latest to manage the men in red and green. Saintfiet's short reign ended following Bangladesh’s devastating display in the last edition of the Saff Championship.
Ord last worked for Australia’s A League side Perth Glory as the senior assistant coach. He had joined the club in December, 2013. Ord also scouted in Asian countries like Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran and Japan as the opposition scout of Australia football team.
The Australian coach also worked as the academy director of Yangon United FC in Myanmar in 2010. He also coached Thai clubs Tero Sasana and Muang Thong United in 2012-13.
With no major fixtures scheduled for the senior side this year, Ord might begin his first assignment with Bangladesh in the AFC U-19 Championship later this year.