Kolkata: Mohun Bagan today appointed veteran coach Subhas Bhowmick as their technical director to take charge of the side after the resignation of Stanly Rozario.
In a statement, the club`s general secretary Anjan Mitra said, "Bhowmick has been appointed as the technical director of the team."
The appointment comes less than 24 hours after Rozario`s
exit as the green-and-maroon brigade informed the media that
the team would practice under Bhowmick this afternoon.
Rozario had put in his papers after Mohun Bagan lost 0-2
to Churchill Brothers in Goa preceded by a draw and a defeat.
So far this season, the famed side also thrice lost to
their bitter rivals East Bengal to finish as runners-up in
the Federation Cup, Mohammedan Sporting Platinum Jubilee Cup
and the Calcutta Football League (Premier Division).
The former East Bengal coach will look to revive Mohun
Bagan`s sagging fortunes.
Incidentally, in the drama of changing coaches, it was
the veteran Bhowmick who was roped in as East Bengal coach
after the club think-tank sacked Rozario following their
semi-final defeat in Federation Cup in the 2008-09 season.
But the red-and-gold camp did not get the desire success
under Bhowmick only to replace him with Belgian Philippe de
Ridder last season.
A dashing forward of the 1960s and 1970s, Bhowmick`s
coaching claim to fame was in early 2000 when he was
instrumental in East Bengal`s memorable Asean Cup triumph
(2003), besides back-to-back National Football League titles
(2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04).