Judge Me At The End Of The Season: Morgan

Tuesday, 28 March 2017|Arijit Mukherjee

After a holiday of around 20 days East Bengal Head coach Trevor Morgan conducted his team’s practise on Monday. With the pressure mounting on the former Hull City developmental coach, Morgan was categorical in stating that he should be judged at the end of season after the I-League and Federation Cup is over and not now.

Rumours are doing the round that the British coach would be shown the door if he does not win the I-League this season. The club officials are clearly divided on the issue and the internal differences have come to the fore-front.

Morgan has been severely criticized within the club and the Kolkata football circle for his two week long holiday. Morgan, however, took a dig at his critics on Monday,“I am not a person who would run away from responsibilities. We still have four matches left in the I League and then we have the Federation Cup where we would be competing from the quarter final onwards. I would request everyone to judge me at the end of the season.”

He also added, “The fact that we would take a mid-season break was already decided before the season started and everyone in the club knew about it, so I would not like to stoke any further controversies by delving into the matter any further.”

Morgan also stated the prospect of winning the I League has dwindled a bit but they still have 12 points to play with and he is hopeful that the team can rise up to the task. East Bengal, however, have only themselves to blame for the position they are in. Winning the derby would serve as the right impetus for the team to win the league and they are focussing on it at the moment.

Things, however, have already started to get serious in the East Bengal camp. During the practise session Aussie Chris Payne and Anwar had a minor tussle, resulting from a crunching tackle, before others intervened to cool things down.

Overall the atmosphere in the Red and Gold camp is that of uncertainty mixed with expectations and it remains to be seen how they can pick themselves up during the most important phase of the I-League.