Eelco Schattorie got a reality check on his debut as East Bengal coach when his side were handed a 1-4 thrashing by Johor Darul Ta'zim in their Group F opening fixture of the AFC Cup at the Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium here on Tuesday.
It will be an acid test for East Bengal's newly appointed coach Eelco Schattorie when they face Johor Darul Ta'Zim to kick off their campaign in the AFC Cup football tournament at the Tan Sri Dato Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium here on Tuesday.
Dutchman Eelco Schattorie Thursday was named the new head coach of city soccer giants East Bengal, hours after Armando Colaco bade an emotional farewell to the club after getting to know about the new recruit.
On a three-match winning streak, defending champions Bengaluru FC will look to go atop the table when they face local giants Mohun Bagan in a I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Friday.
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.
East Bengal struck in the space of six minutes after Mohun Bagan got the lead as the two traditional rivals settled for a 1-1 draw in an otherwise lacklustre I-League derby clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.
Under Armando Colaco's coaching East Bengal might have never lost to Mohun Bagan, but come tomorrow the struggling Red-and-Golds will feel the threat to keep their record intact in Kolkata derby of the I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan. Things have tilted towards Mohun Bagan's favour since East Bengal routed their rivals 3-1 riding on a Ranty Martins brace to lift the local league crown on August 31 last year.
With speculation rife about their coach Armando Colaco's future at the club, East Bengal will take on winless debutants Bharat FC in the I-League football at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
East Bengal will be looking for a hat-trick of victories to keep their winning momentum going as they face Salgaocar FC on Saturday in a fifth round match of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao.
Fresh from a morale-boosting victory over defending champions Bengaluru FC, Kolkata giants East Bengal will look to build a momentum when they take on Shillong Lajong FC in a Round 4 Hero I-League encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Sunday.
Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Wednesday.