BRITISH COACH Trevor James Morgan has finally signed a contract extension deal with East Bengal, a club official has told reporters.
Morgan, who previously had a successful stint with the Red and Golds during which he led the Kolkata-based club to two Federation Cup titles, and embarked them on a streak of back-to-back Calcutta Football League titles that continues to this day.
Morgan, who subsequently went on to coach Dempo Sports Club and served as an assistant coach in ISL franchise Kerala Blasters, took over from Biswajit Bhattacharya at East Bengal ahead of the Federation Cup. His return to the old club, where he remains a popular figure among fans, wasn't that good as East Bengal exited the cup tournament after being knocked out by Shillong Lajong.
Although the club officials had already announced that Morgan was going to be their coach next season, the situation was muddied a bit when Morgan left for England without signing the new contract. The process was further delayed due to Morgan falling ill back home and allegedly asking for higher wages than he originally demanded.
But it turns out that the differences between Morgan and club officials have been ironed out and the coach has signed a new contract with East Bengal. The papers are on their way back to the club and Morgan will be back in Kolkata ahead of the Calcutta Football League which kicks off next month.