Kolkata: Former East Bengal head coach Trevor James Morgan has been appointed the new manager of Bhutan’s national team.
Morgan who was a free agent at the end of 2016-17 season replaced Chencho Wangchuck Dorji at the helm and will manage his first competitive match on March 27 at the Asian Cup qualifiers against Maldives away from home.
While Morgan’s appointment came as a surprise given the Englishman does not have any experience of coaching a national team prior to thus under his belt, Morgan has nonetheless managed a host of Asian clubs including stints in Australia and Singapore.
A former A.F.C Bournemouth player, Morgan has been a nomad for most of his playing career that curtained in 1995. In over 481 matches, he has scored a whopping 171 goals.
Just months after retiring, Morgan started coaching and took up the reins at Sorrento FC, his debut club as the head coach of a team. Although not as successful as one would expect, he returned to the club once again in 2010. But that lasted barely months.
Another club he managed twice happens to be Indian top-division football team East Bengal.
He was an East Bengal head coach from 2010 to 2013 and was fairly successful bringing in good omen as well as supported the players through thick and thin. He came back a year ago, but was released after the failure to land a title at home.
In between he also worked as an assistant coach in the Kerala Blasters set-up during the Indian Super League.