KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club have appointed Mridul Banerjee as their new Head Coach, after parting ways with Biswajit Bhattacharya.
Mohammedan SC, former Head Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya and Goalkeeper Coach Partha Chakraborty have reached an agreement to terminate their working relationship on mutual consent.
Mridul Banerjee, who led the Black Panthers to the second place finish in 2016/17 Calcutta Football League before winning the 2017 Santosh Trophy with Bengal state team, has been appointed as replacement with immediate effect and his first assignment will be a must-win away tie against Bengaluru FC ‘B’ on Sunday.
“I would like to thank the Mohammedan Sporting Club Officials for the opportunity to once again allow me to lead this great club and hope that I will be able to bring back a smile to our incredible and loyal supporters.” Coach Banerjee said.
“There are many talented players in the team and I believe with the right guidance, I will be able to get the best out of them,” he added.
“We believe Mridul Banerjee is the right man for the job. He is no stranger to the club and clearly understands our philosophy of playing attractive and winning football. Mridul Banerjee will be given all the support he needs to take the club forward.” said Mohammedan Sporting Club General Secretary, Mr. Ghazal Uz Zafar.
He also thanked Biswajit Bhattacharya and Partha Chakraborty for their contribution to the Black Panthers.
“We would like to wish Mr. Biswajit Bhattacharya and Mr. Partha Chakraborty the best of luck in their future endeavors, we thank them for the time spent with us.” Mr. Zafar mentioned.
Meanwhile, former skipper Rana Gharami and midfield mainstay Sheikh Faiaz have also returned after leaving the Club following 2017/18 Calcutta Football League and will be joining the squad at Bangalore tonight alongside Coach Banerjee.