East Bengal announce Biswajit Bhattacharya as Head Coach for the 2015-16 season

The Red and Golds have decided to employ their former star striker as the new head coach for the upcoming season...
East Bengal have decided to end all speculation by announcing Biswajit Bhattacharya as the new Head Coach for the 2015-16 season. 

The former Red and Golds striker will take charge immediately, and has been given a one-year contract as he is expected to guide the team through the Calcutta Football League (CFL) as well as the 2015-16 I-League.

Biswajit Bhattacharya had coached George Telegraph in the I-League second division last season.

While being asked about the preparations, the gaffer explained that the upcoming CFL was their imminent target as they were on the brink of history.

"My primary target is to win the CFL, because it is our chance to equal the 1970-75 record by winning six back to back CFL Premier Division trophies, which we can achieve now."

East Bengal are the defending CFL Champions, having won it five times in a row from 2010-14 and thus are on the verge of repeating their heroics in the 80s when they won it six times in a row (1970-75). 

When asked about preparations for the upcoming I-League, the former India striker said that he hadn't still decided on the finer details.

"Of course we will have a proper pre-season, but whether it will be on Kolkata or outside, we haven't decided yet," said the former Mariners manager. 

Bhattacharya who had been the coach of Mohun Bagan in two stints in 2006 and 2010, recounted that saving Mohun Bagan from relegation in 2010 was the best moment of his career.

"I think the highlight of my career so far has been keeping a club up in the I-League when it was in dire condition," said Bhattacharya without naming Mohun Bagan. 

When asked about the third foreign signing after East Bengal had roped in Bello Rasaq and retained Ranti Martins, Biswajit chose to remain mum. 

"We are looking at signing a third foreign player. I can't give out any names," he signed off.