I-League: Khalid Jamil joins Mohun Bagan as head coach

Khalid Jamil East Bengal I-League 2017/2018

Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as their head coach. This was after Sankarlal Chakraborty put in his papers following yet another defeat in the I-League, this time at the hands of Real Kashmir at the Salt Lake Stadium.

The Mariners find themselves in the sixth position on the I-League table with 15 points from 11 games. In fact, in their last seven matches in the league, they have been victorious on just two occasions. Bagan also lost the high profile Kolkata derby to East Bengal 3-2 last month. They have won just one match out of five they played at home this season, six if we include the Kolkata derby.

Jamil, who was the coach of East Bengal last season, missed out on the league title by the smallest of margins on the final day of the campaign. Also, he guided the club to the finals of the maiden Super Cup where they faltered to Bengaluru FC.

It must be remembered that Jamil famously guided Aizawl FC to their maiden I-League title in the 2016-17 season. His record in the Kolkata derby is abysmal, however, as he suffered two defeats and one draw in the three derbies last season.