I-League 2017: Haroon Amiri leaves Chennai City FC after row with coach V. Soundararajan

After a tumultuous last 24 hours featuring accusations from both sides, the former Mohun Bagan man has decided to part ways with the club...

Haroon Amiri has announced that he will be parting ways with Chennai City FC following a second disagreement with the head coach V. Soundararajan.

Following their 1-1 draw against Bengaluru FC on Wednesday, the gaffer said in the post-match press conference that the Afghan midfielder refused to come off the bench, which is something Amiri denied later while speaking exclusively to Goal.

Distraught from that incident, which was his second round of disagreement with the coach, he has had his contract mutually terminated. He went on to call the former Andhra Pradesh coach 'unprofessional.'

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“I have never in my entire footballing career played under a more unprofessional coach than Mr. V. Soundararajan. His coaching techniques are basic and less said of his handling of his players the better.

"I have been falsely been accused twice for which I have proof from my fellow team mates and certain officials. However, I have great respect for the club's top management and it was because of them even the first time that I kept quiet.

"For me the Club always is always bigger than everyone, besides I share great love with the owners. But as my relation with the coach is unresolvable, when I met with the top management, we decided it was best I part way in good terms," read the statement from Amiri.

When contacted for a response, Chennai City FC's General Secretary Vikram Murali rubbished Amiri's allegations.