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Mohun Bagan to release players for Indian Super League

Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan have confirmed that they will be releasing players for the Indian Super League (ISL).

They will start the pre-season preparations under technical director Subhash Bhowmick on June 9 but the club have reached an agreement with IMG-Reliance to release some of their players for the much-awaited ISL.

“Our training for the new season will start on 9th June. We are right now fully focused on team building. However, we have taken a decision that we will be releasing some of our players for the Indian Super League,” assistant general secretary Srinjoy Bose was quoted saying.

Sportskeeda learnt that around six members of Mohun Bagan’s current squad could be featuring in the ISL. East Bengal reportedly are also ready to release their players for the 10-week tournament but they are yet to make an official announcement.

Mohun Bagan are expected to have a pre-season camp outside Kolkata but the venue is yet to be decided. They will be appointing an AFC a license head coach to assist Bhowmick and are confident that the three-time I-League winning technical director will get a certificate of competence from AFC so that he is allowed to coach the team despite not having a licence.

Bhowmick is the club’s ninth different coaching appointment since February 2010 and the green-and-maroon brigade have been trophyless for the last four seasons.

The Mariners are also looking to sign a marquee foreigner as per the I-League criteria with former Australia World Cupper Archie Thompson being one of the names that they have been linked with.

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