Vijayan announces parting ways with Southern Samity

Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 22:06 PM IST

Kolkata: Former Indian football captain I M
Vijayan on Tuesday said he is parting ways with the `Calcutta
Football League` premier division club Southern Samity `in an
amicable manner`.

"The results have been unsatisfactory with Southern
Samity. I am used to getting flak (as a player in past)," the
three-time Indian Player of the Year quipped before reporters
at the Calcutta Sports Journalists` Club here.

"There is nothing new to criticsm. If a team loses, the
coach gets the brickbat. It`s best for me to step down,"
Vijayan said adding, "I don`t want to create controversy and
make any hasty comment since I know my team (Southern Samity)
did not do well".

Stating he might come back if a good offer came his way,
Vijayan said "this is the early stage in my coaching career
and I have a long future ahead. I will go back to Kerala in a
couple of days and if I get a good offer, I will come back
again."

Vijayan, who recently acquired a coaching license from
the AFC, was in an one-year contract with the newly-promoted
CFL premier division club.

Under Vijayan, Samity won three matches, drew one, while
they suffered four losses to be on 10 points in the 17-team
league.

PTI

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