East Bengal have decided to appoint Trevor James Morgan as their head coach with immediate effect, the club officials informed the media at the club tent on Wednesday evening. The former Hull City Development coach has been announced as the coach of the side for the 2016 Federation Cup and the next edition of I-League. He is expected to arrive in Kolkata on Friday.
Following the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bengaluru FC, the Red and Golds head coach Biswajit Bhattacharya opted to put in his papers. The former India international went on to hint that there was sabotage involved in his sacking, claimimg that some players stabbed him in the back.
Morgan was previously at the helm of the Kolkata club between 2010 and 2013 where he tasted success with a hat-trick of Calcutta Football League (CFL) triumphs. Widely regarded as one of the most successful foreign coaches in the Indian football circuit, he later returned to take over Goan club Dempo SC for a single season before taking over the assistant manager's job at Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters for the last two years.
With Sanjay Majhi appointed as the caretaker coach, Morgan's first engagement will be the 2016 Federation Cup after the conclusion of the I-League.