Trevor Morgan: To last in Kolkata with one club for over three years was my biggest success

The British coach ended his sojourn in India on a winning note by getting the better of arch rivals Mohun Bagan and winning the local league title…

Trevor James Morgan was enthralled by the reception given by East Bengal fans who pleased him to stay on for another season after his side beat Mohun Bagan 3-2 to win the Calcutta Premier League (CFL).

“It was really a very emotional situation. Never in my coaching life, 50,000 people chanted my name. Never ever did I experience it before. The occasion got to me,” he said.

“We played well and getting two goals in the first half helped a lot. It does not matter whether we could have won by a bigger margin. We needed a point and got three,” he added.

The Englishman mentioned that winning the title in his final game for the Red and Gold was special.

“This win is the most pleasing. But the most memorable will always be my first title — the 2010 Federation Cup. But one Derby defeat will still rankle… In November 2011, we played a superb match but Mohun Bagan won through a penalty,” he mentioned.

Morgan has mentioned earlier of his decision to leave at the end of the current season and he refused to budge on the same.

“Unfortunately no… My priorities have changed. I want to take some time off and stay with my family. I have been out for too long. I have not been fair to my family. At this point in time, this is the best option.”

The Kolkata clubs are known for their knee jerk reactions when it comes to appointing their coach and Morgan, in many ways, brought a sense of calm at East Bengal. On being asked on what was his biggest success, he said,”To last in Kolkata with one club for over three years.”


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