Khalid Jamil appointed new Mohun Bagan head coach

Khalid Jamil, who was sacked by East Bengal in April, has been appointed head coach of arch rival Mohun Bagan.

Khalid Jamil was sacked by East Bengal after the 2017-18 season.   -  Shayan Acharya

Former East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil has been appointed head coach of Mohun Bagan and will take charge on Tuesday.

The Mumbai-based coach, who led Aizawl FC to its maiden I-League title in 2017, has been roped in after Sankarlal Chakraborty submitted his resignation following the team’s defeat against Real Kashmir FC in the I-League.

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"I am really glad to be back to Kolkata maidan. I wanted to come back here and prove myself and here's my chance," Jamil told Sportstar.

The Mariners are currently sixth in the league after just two wins from their last seven games.

"It is definitely going to be a challenging stint. We have a practice tomorrow and I will get to know things better once I meet the players tomorrow. But I am confident that our boys will put up a good show and we will bounce back in the tournament. There's still a long way to go," Jamil said.

Jamil was sacked by East Bengal despite leading Bagan's arch-rival to a runner-up finish in the Super Cup after it narrowly missed out on the I-League title last season.

"I am not thinking about the past. It is a new challenge for me and my target is to make things count for Mohun Bagan," Jamil said.

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