DAMIAN Arredondo is a man of few words. As Police clinched their maiden title, the Argentinian coach preferred to keep a low profile as he wanted the spotlight to be on the players.
But when they finished their campaign with a comeback win against Al Arabi, the players tossed him in the air in celebration.
Prior to his move to Qatar, Arredondo had coached his native club Atletico River Plate and the UAE’s Al Shabab. He was also in charge of the Iran Under-17 team for a while.
Having tasted success with Police on his first assignment, Arredondo is in no mood to relax and is focused on the next job ahead.
“We won the league with one match to go. But we wanted to finish our campaign on a winning note. I’m really satisfied that we could achieve our objective. I hope the players will continue to work at the same level in the upcoming competitions,” said Arredondo.
Police’s record in cup competitions is not that impressive.
Apart from the victory in the erstwhile Federation Cup in 2008, they have nothing much to show though they came close to winning the Emir’s Cup in 2014 before losing to Arabi in the final.