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Armando Colaco hints he may quit East Bengal

East Bengal coach Armando Colaco today refused to comment on whether he will be quitting the club but dropped enough hints that he could be on his way out dismayed with the way he has been treated at the red-and-gold-camp.

PTI| Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 22:40 PM IST
Armando Colaco hints he may quit East Bengal

Kolkata: East Bengal coach Armando Colaco today refused to comment on whether he will be quitting the club but dropped enough hints that he could be on his way out dismayed with the way he has been treated at the red-and-gold-camp.

"I've never faced so much of pressure in my life. But I'm relieved that I'll go back home and sleep peacefully... My wife is here," Colaco told reporters after his side's 1-1 draw against Mohun Bagan in an I-League derby match.

"No comments (on future), but I'll take a call in two-three days," he said.

It is understood that East Bengal have chosen Colaco's successor in former United SC coach Eelco Schattorie. The Dutchman is learnt to have reached the city.

Colaco did not name anyone but he hit out at the team management.

"I'm really sad with the way I've been treated in the past few days. I'm not naming anyone, you people are smart enough to understand. If it was someone else, he would not have officiated in the derby but I'm a professional," the I-League winning former Dempo coach added.

Colaco said that another door would open soon for him.

"Like East Bengal door had opened, after I was finished with Dempo, I'm sure something will crop up soon. Otherwise I'll go back to my academy. Colaco will always remain associated with football without which I'm like fish out of water."

Colaco, who succeeded Marcos Falopa in November 2013, has an unbeaten record against Mohun Bagan -- winning two and drawing two -- and the Goan was all praise of his team.

"I'm proud of my boys. They are one of the strongest title contenders this season. There're some problems in the midfield but I'm sure they will overcome that very soon," he said.

Colaco remarked that pressure is too much in Kolkata Maidan to bring out the best from the teams.

"Here, pressure is too much. Stop putting pressure on the teams and I'm sure either East Bengal or Mohun Bagan will win the I-League," Colaco signed off.