FC Pune City as well as Mumbai City FC, both the franchise teams have reportedly given an astronomical financial offer to Antonio Lopez Habas, the Spanish coach of Atletico De Kolkata (ATK) to join any of the respective teams as their coach. It has been learnt that both the franchise teams have mentioned nearly Rs 5 and half-crore for the Spanish coach.
One of the top ATK officials, speaking on the issue on Monday said, “Habas is contracted with ATK till 31st December 2015. And he is contracted with Atletico de Madrid youth team till June 2016. So wherever he will be joining, he has to join after June next year. And at the same time, we will also send him offers. We hope after staying for last seasons with us, he will consider everything, not only the money.”
However, Habas who has been spending Christmas holidays with his family now has been penalized with a four-match ban in the next ISL for his violent conduct after the match in the second semifinal against Chennaiyin FC in Kolkata.