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Mridul Banerjee appointed as the replacement of Trevor James Morgan

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East Bengal named Mridul Banerjee as the replacement for Trevor Morgan who stepped down as coach on Monday. Mridul Banerjee, who guided Bengal to a Santosh Trophy title after six years last month, will be in charge for the rest of the season that ends with the Federation Cup in May.

Banerjee was the assistant of former Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa during his tenure as a Bagan coach. At the beginning of the 2015 season, Mridul Banerjee has returned to Mohammedan Sporting Club which plays in Calcutta Football League(Premier Division “A”) and took part in I-League 2nd Division preliminary rounds earlier. Mridul Banerjee was a somewhat a late entrant into the list of possible candidates to succeed Morgan. Former East Bengal and India coach Armando Colaco had emerged frontrunner after a senior East Bengal official got in touch with him on Monday.

Mridul Banerjee

 

Armando Colaco, it was learnt, had conveyed his availability to the official. In the evening, Armando Colaco had even spoken of being in Kolkata soon to watch East Bengal’s two remaining games in the I-League.But amidst all these speculations of Colaco or Westwood becoming the successor of Morgan, the East Bengal club officials has finally decided to have their faith on the lad from their own state.

Banerjee’s reaction on his installation has yet not arrived but the supporters are really hoping to see a rejuvenated side from the Federation Cup. East Bengal host Minerva FC on Sunday and play the last round of I-League away against Mumbai FC, on April 29-30.