Trevor James Morgan Accuses East Bengal Officials Of Nepotism
All is not well inside the East Bengal camp as accusations of favouritism have been levied on the club officials by coach Trevor James Morgan after the officials signed goalkeeper Luis Baretto without Morgan's consent. The Britisher, who is famous for working only under complete independence, recently said this to leading Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika,” My support staff is afraid of their future at the club as they are not recommending me players who are close to the management.”
It is no secret that Morgan’s second stint with the Red and Gold brigade has been marred with controversy and run-in with the management, but all of it exploded last week when goalkeeper Luis Barreto was registered as a part of the I-League team without the coach’s consent or even knowledge. When quizzed on the same, Mr. Debabrata Sarkar said, “Mr. Morgan’s allegation is baseless. We do not interfere in the team selection process. There must be some mistake somewhere.”
There are just 4 matches remaining in the I-League season for The Red And Gold brigade, and they will need to win all 4 of them as well as pray other results go their way to lift the title. Under such circumstances, controversies like these before a game as critical as the Bengal derby and inability to train in their own stadium due to timing problems with the Under 18 Bengal hockey team, has created a frenzied atmosphere inside the club. One hopes that a solution can be worked out sooner rather than later for the sake of the players and the fans.