Mohun Bagan appoints new head-coach

Less than 24 hours after Sanjoy Sen resigned, Mohun Bagan elevated Shankarlal Chakraborty to the chief coach’s post till the end of the season.

Mohun Bagan senior team will resume training Thursday morning and post-training Chakraborty will interact with media, a statement read.   -  V. Ganesan

Mohun Bagan has elevated assistant coach Shankarlal Chakraborty as the head-coach of the team following Sanjoy Sen's exit.

“The club management has decided to elevate Sankarlal Chakraborty as the head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Chakraborty has been there with the team since July 2014,” said a Bagan statement on Wednesday.

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Under the supervision of Sen, Chakraborty was in charge of the side during the season-opening Calcutta Football League.

Bagan acknowledged Sen's contribution for the club. “The club management would like to thank Sen for all the hard work he has done being in charge of the team for the past three years. We wish him all success in his future endeavours.

“He informed (the club) about his desire not to continue as the head-coach post-Mohun Bagan’s 2-1 defeat in yesterday’s I-League match against Chennai City FC.

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“Sen thanked the entire club management, support staff and well-wishers for their unconditional support which he had received since becoming head-coach in December 2014. He wished the team all the best for the remainder of the season.”

During Sen's tenure, Bagan won the I-League (2014-15) and Federation Cup (2015-16) once each. It finished runner-up in I-League (2015-16 and 2016-17) and Federation Cup (2016-17) as well.

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