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Super Cup 2018: East Bengal appoint Subhash Bhowmick as technical director

848   //    13 Mar 2018, 00:49 IST

Subhash Bhowmick led East Bengal to the historic ASEAN Cup win in 2003

What's the story?

Veteran coach Subhash Bhowmick was appointed as the technical director of East Bengal club ahead of the much-awaited ISL later this month. The decision was addressed to the media by club secretary Kalyan Majumder at a press conference on Monday evening.

In case you didn't know...

Subhash Bhowmick has been in charge of East Bengal for quite a long time in the past and, was responsible for taking the Kolkata giants to great heights. He led the ‘Red and Gold’ brigade to an emphatic ASEAN Cup win on foreign soil in 2003. Meanwhile, Manoranjan Bhattacharya has resigned from the post of technical director, after East Bengal’s fourth-place finish in the recently concluded I-League.

The heart of the matter

It is learned as per reports that Khalid Jamil will share the duties with the newly appointed technical director. "We have taken the decision to appoint Subhash Bhowmick as the joint coach. Only one tournament is left in this season. We have told Khalid (Jamil) that Subhash Bhowmick will work with him," said Majumder at the press conference.

"Khalid will decide the date as to when the team will resume training. We brought back Subhash keeping in mind his records as a coach. Monoranjan has left the club. He has resigned from his position of technical advisor to the team," he further added.

What's next?

East Bengal yet again slipped the opportunity of claiming rights of their first ever I-League title after their poor show in the final rounds. But the Indian Super Cup which begins on March 15 will give them an opportunity to end the season on a high and to end things end on a high and bring some joy to their passionate fans.

Author's take

With the Indian Super Cup around the corner, time will tell how two of the most well-known coaches in the Indian football circuit, instructs the same team and, at the same time how the club will benefit from it. Hopefully, things will work out for the team which is still waiting for its first domestic league title for 15 years.

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