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Who is Des Buckingham? Five things you should know about the next Mumbai City head coach

Defending champions Mumbai City FC will have a new coach on the sidelines this season in Des Buckingham. The former Melbourne City FC assistant coach was appointed as Mumbai City's new new head coach recently.

The Englishman takes over from Sergio Lobera who guided the Islanders to the ISL League Winners' Shield and the ISL title last season. The Spaniard is set to be given a new role within the City Football Group (CFG) which have around 10 clubs around the world.

So, who is Buckingham? Let us have a look at his journey:

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Youth career as a goalkeeper and early start to coaching

Buckingham's career as a player was short-lived.