Trevor James Morgan Leaving East Bengal ?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017|Abhranil Roy

There is a good chance that Trevor James Morgan may not be back in the East Bengal dugout after the international break, according to several sources. 

In the aftermath of East Bengal’s shocking away defeat to Chennai City FC, he said, "Coaches in Kolkata are always kept under pressure. My contract is until the end of the league. But you never know. My stint may come to an end at the end of this month too." The Red and Gold’s next game is the Kolkata Derby on 9th April, but it remains to be seen whether Morgan returns for it from Australia, where he is going for a 10-day break.

Despite staying unbeaten for the first 7 matches in the league including winning 6 of them, the Bengal team’s form has dipped spectacularly of late which has seen them surrender their first position to underdogs Aizawl FC. Morgan’s tactics, man management and substitutions have also been questioned repeatedly, with some East Bengal officials clearly unhappy with his reappointment. General Secretary Mr. Kalyan Majumdar is also one of them, and he openly admitted to the fact that he did not like Morgan at all and alleged that he ( Morgan ) does not care about the club at all. He also went ahead and mocked the former AFC Bournemouth player for going away on a holiday in a time of crisis like this.

Trevor Morgan, however, is steadfast in his resolve and clarified that he would go visit his family at any cost and that it had nothing to do with the results. He further added, “ To be lucky, you need to work hard. I don't think we have managed to do that. In crunch times like this, you have to depend on more than just talent, this is when the character, the resilience and willpower of the players come to the fore. That hasn't happened much either. In the end, we will end up where we deserve to finish."

It will be interesting to see how this chapter unfolds. Watch this space for more.