Khogen Singh to replace Jo Paul Ancheri at Mohun Bagan SAIL Academy

The former Minerva Punjab head coach will now train young guns at Mohun Bagan's academy in Durgapur...

I-League winning coach Khogen Singh has been roped in by Mohun Bagan's SAIL Academy in Durgapur, Goal can confirm.

Singh is set to take over the reins from former coach Jo Paul Ancheri who has already put in his papers.

"I have conducted a preliminary trial in Manipur and will hold the final trial in Durgapur. I am set to travel around the last week of May, but the exact date has not yet been confirmed. I want to start from the basics with a proper structure and my aim is to take this academy to the levels of TFA (Tata Football Academy) and other elite academies in India," Singh told Goal, confirming the development.

After guiding Minerva Punjab to being I-League champions in 2017-18, Singh left the Chandigarh-based club and this will be first major professional assignment since.

Co-incidentally, the U18 side got knocked out by eventual winners Minerva Punjab in the quarter-finals of the Elite League 2018-19. Singh will now prepare his boys for the upcoming IFA Shield which the Mariners lost to East Bengal in a penalty shoot-out in the finals last year.