Colaco set to take charge as Morgan steps down as East Bengal coach

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Kolkata: The pressure finally got to Trevor James Morgan as the Englishman voluntarily decided to step down as the head coach of East Bengal after a string of disappointing results including a derby loss to arch rivals and fellow title contenders Mohun Bagan. And as per developments, Goan Armando Colaco is set to take over. “Yes, I’m coming to start my new innings in East Bengal and I have agreed to become the new coach after Trevor resigned,” Colaco said. “I will be arriving on the day after tomorrow to take up this new challenge. I love to take fresh challenges and I’m raring to pounce on it,” the Goan added.

The 60-year-old resigned after a disastrous run of four losses in a row for the red and golds which now puts them in third position and six points behind the likes of Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC respectively. Morgan sent in his resignation mail to East Bengal Football Secretary Santosh Bhattacharya and another club official Amit Sen letting them know that he wants to step down from his post.

Colaco has earlier managed East Bengal between 2013 and 2015. The 63-year-old Goan is a true veteran and shall bring in years of experience and expertise along with him. He had coached the Goa based Dempo SC successfully between 2000 and 2013, wining five League titles. He also had the honour of being the national team coach briefly during 2011. A shakeup of the squad looks imminent and Colaco might oversee a complete overhaul of the East Bengal squad come next season as he will look to bring in players that fit his style of play.

Well, East Bengal supporters would be hoping that Colaco would make them smile after days. Fingers crossed, as he takes charge of the team at such a crucial juncture.

(With inputs from Xtratime)



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