Morgan Refuses To Resign; Mehtab Questions Commitment of East Bengal Foreigners
Amidst the dark clouds of uncertainty looming over the future of Trevor James Morgan in East Bengal, the 60-year-old former Blasters' assistant coach has stated that he has no intention of resigning from his post.
After the heart-breaking derby loss to Mohun Bagan on Sunday, Morgan sparked speculations in the press conference that his job might be in jeopardy and also questioned about the quality of the squad.
East Bengal official Debabrata Sarkar also hit back at Morgan's comments in the press conference which were directed towards the officials. "Well, the coach has spoken a lot in the media. But he should really speak to us rather than speaking to the media. If we had won the derby, would he have questioned the quality in the squad?" Sarkar questioned. East Bengal secretary Kalyan Mazumdar also questioned the man management skills of the East Bengal gaffer.
However, both the officials have made it clear that they have no immediate intentions of showing Morgan the door. Morgan has a contract till May 31st and it is likely that Morgan will be staying, at least for the remaining matches in the I-League.
On the other hand, Morgan's assistant Warren Hackett might not be so lucky. With his I-League campaign in the East Bengal dugout over, owing to a 4 match suspension, the officials are planning to give him the axe.
Meanwhile, East Bengal's midfield general Mehtab Hossain, who might have played his last Kolkata derby, was infuriated at the East Bengal foreigners after the match. Questioning their commitment, Mehtab remarked, "Our foreigners have no dedication towards the team. Had they taken the responsibility, the team would not be in this condition. Mohun Bagan are winning because of their committed foreigners."
Mehtab was also disgruntled at Trinidad and Tobago international Willis Plaza, who was seen in good spirits after the match, even after letting the team down by needlessly slapping Anas and earning himself a red card.