Darby quits as coach of Mohun BaganOctober 15th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Beleaguered Mohun Bagan chief football coach Stephen David Darby Saturday resigned, protesting the constitution of a three-member technical committee by the club management to monitor practice and give inputs on team building.
“Yes, I have received his resignation letter,” club general secretary Anjan Mitra told IANS.
Darby, who was appointed coach four months ago replacing Subhas Bhowmick, said he found the presence of the technical committee unacceptable.
“I have resigned form the position of coach as I am unable to work with the technical committee,” Darby said in an SMS to the media.
The Bagan management, which was cut up with the coach after the club’s disastrous showing in the recent Federation Cup, appointed the three-member panel comprising former India internationals Chuni Goswami, Prashanta Banerjee and Satyajit Chatterjee Oct 10.
The committee was slated to start functioning from Oct 24. The development comes after Bagan’s unceremonious ouster from the group league stage of the Federation Club - a tournament they have won 13 times - with defeats to rookies Royal Wahingdoh and Lajong. Mohun Bagan got only one point from the three outings.
There was lot of speculation then that Darby could face the axe, but following intervention of sponsors UB group, the Bagan management was forced to give some more time to the coach.
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