Santosh Kashyap

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Santosh Kashyap
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Personal information
Full name Santosh Kashyap
Date of birth (1966-06-12) 12 June 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth India
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Mahindra United
Teams managed
2010–2012 Air India FC
2012 Mohun Bagan
2012–2013 ONGC
2013 Rangdajied United
2014–2015 Royal Wahingdoh
2016 Salgaocar
2016–17 Mumbai
2018– Aizawl
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Santosh Kashyap is an AFC 'Pro Diploma'[1] qualified football coach who is currently head coach of Aizawl F.C. in the I-League. During his professional career, he has represented India and is known for his dangerous free-kicks. Previously, he has been youth coach at Mahindra United before they closed down & Mohun Bagan.

Coaching career[edit]

After his days as a footballer Kashyap went into coaching. His first job was as the Mahindra United U-19 coach.[2] During his last season with the Mahindra Youth Team he guided them to the Super Division title in the Mumbai Football League.[3]

Air India[edit]

Before the 2010-11 I-League season Santosh signed for I-League club Air India FC. Despite the low amount of funds that were given to Santosh he still managed to keep Air India out of the relegation zone.[4]

Mohun Bagan[edit]

Kashyap was appointed Mohun Bagan coach on 26 May 2012.[5][6] However, he resigned only after 2 matches in 2012–13 I-League and poor performance in 2012 Federation Cup.[7]


After resigning from Mohun Bagan, he was appointed by ONGC F.C. for the rest of the season.[8]

Rangdajied United[edit]

Kashyap managed Rangdajied United F.C. for 2013–14 I-League season.[9] However, On 21 February 2014, he was sacked by the team after disappointing start of the season.[10]

Royal Wahingdoh[edit]

Kashyap was appointed the coach for newly promoted Royal Wahingdoh before 2014–15 I-League.[11] Under his coaching, Royal Wahingdoh ended the season at the respectable third position. However, Royal Wahingdoh pulled out of I-League and Kashyap left the club.[12]


Kashyap was appointed as Salgaocar head coach in 2015–16 season after Salgaocar began the season with four consecutive loss. Kashyap stopped Salgaocar's losing run and eventually saved Salgaocar from relegation. However, the club parted ways with Kashyap on 27 April 2016 at the end of the season.[13]


On 22 June 2016, Mumbai F.C. announced that Kashyap will take over as head coach from 2016-17 season.[14]


Kashyap was appointed as the head coach by the defending champions, Aizawl F.C. after they sacked Paulo Menses for poor results.


Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 18 March 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Air India FC 2010 20 May 2012 26 9 5 12 034.62
Mohun Bagan 26 May 2012 13 October 2012 5 1 1 3 020.00
Rangdajied United 6 June 2013 21 February 2014 19 2 8 9 010.53
Royal Wahingdoh 25 October 2014 31 May 2015 24 9 7 8 037.50
Salgaocar 29 January 2016 27 April 2016 12 4 4 4 033.33
Mumbai FC 22 June 2016 17 March 2017 14 2 4 8 014.29
Total 100 27 29 44 027.00