Trevor James Morgan Resigns As East Bengal Coach

Monday, 17 April 2017|Abhranil Roy
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What many thought was inevitable has finally come true: Trevor James Morgan has resigned as the coach of East Bengal Football Club with immediate effect. The Britisher, who was appointed ahead of the Federation Cup last season, had failed to deliver any notable silverware during his second stint in charge of the Red and Gold brigade.

Following the derby defeat to Mohun Bagan on 9th April, East Bengal fans had openly voiced their displeasure about the club management and the coach as well as the players. Yesterday, a shameful loss to DSK Shivajians on their home turf had further fuelled the vitriolic mood at the club, which is probably why the former Hull City assistant manager quit his job. Chants of "Go back Morgan" had been heard at the stadium and was made viral on social media as well, and many thought the axe was coming sooner rather than later.

Morgan's resignation means the club will not have to pay him the heavy compensation he was due if he was to be sacked before 31st May, and it also means a new coach will be hired with the Federation Cup in mind. Reliable sources say former Dempo coach Armando Colaco has already been hired for the job, but official confirmation is awaited.