KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club have confirmed that they have parted ways with head coach Subrata Bhattacharya with immediate effect.
After a period of indifferent results and lackluster performances, the Kolkata giants mutually agreed to an amicable termination of Bhattacharya’s contract at the club.
Bhattacharya arrived at Mohammedan Sporting in June and only spent two months at the club after he replaced Raghunath Nandy at the helm of Black Panthers. The club has also terminated the contract of assistant coach Nirmal Das.
The Black Panthers have struggled to find consistency since Bhattacharya’s arrival, and after delivering another thoroughly underwhelming performance against Southern Samity , the Mohammedan Sporting hierarchy has decided to act.
“Considering the fact that Subrata Bhattacharya has added a lot of value in the club but unfortunately the results were not forthcoming, hence we had to release him from his contract.
Assistant coach Nirmal Das’ contract has also been terminated. We would like to express our gratitude to both for all the efforts during their time at Mohammedan Sporting Club and wish them well,” Mohammedan Sporting Hony. General Secretary Mohammad Qamaruddin told mohammedansportingindia.com.
Bhattacharya will be replaced by Mohammedan Sporting’s Under-19 coach Saheed Sunkanmi Ramon. The Nigerian has previously assisted Biswajit Bhattacharya when he was at helm of Mohammedan Sporting during 2017/18 season.
The Black Panthers have also roped in former India international Dipendu Biswas as the technical director.